Law schools across the U.S. will soon be providing their students with access to Lexis+ AI, an advanced legal generative AI solution from LexisNexis. This marks the first large-scale integration of AI into the law school curriculum, equipping the next generation of legal professionals with the skills needed to utilize transformative technologies.
Lexis+ AI leverages massive datasets and natural language processing to enable capabilities like conversational searching, document drafting, summarization, and analysis. Students who have used Lexis+ AI, praise the tool’s intuitive interface, time savings, and ability to retain context. Kristina Chamorro from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law praised its time-saving and resource-highlighting capabilities, while Andie Sims and Payton Taylor, students at Wake Forest University School of Law, commended its drafting precision and usefulness.
The rollout comes as demand surges for hands-on AI training. A recent LexisNexis survey of over 450 law school professionals found 78% of law professors plan to teach generative AI this coming semester. LexisNexis says it will collect ongoing feedback to further adapt Lexis+ AI to legal education and develop specialized educational resources.
Law firms already expect incoming attorneys to possess AI fluency. By working directly with law schools, LexisNexis aims to prepare students before they reach practice. Sean Fitzpatrick, CEO of LexisNexis North America, UK, and Ireland, underlined the mutual benefits of this initiative. He stressed how the integration aids students in sharpening their legal skills while also providing invaluable feedback for the continued development of Lexis+ AI.
“We’re delighted to introduce our effective, accurate, and secure generative AI tools into the law school curriculum,” said Fitzpatrick. “It helps the next generation of lawyers hone their skills using Lexis+ AI.”
LexisNexis says their development approach to legal AI solutions is marked by a strong sense of responsibility and human oversight, aligning with the RELX Responsible AI Principles. These principles guide the creation of solutions that are fair and unbiased, considering the real-world impact on individuals.
The introduction of Lexis+ AI to U.S. law schools is more than a technological upgrade, it represents a paradigm shift in legal education—preparing future lawyers for a world where AI is an integral part of the legal process.