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LexisNexis Partners with the American Mock Trial Association to Support Future Law Students

Connects pre-law students with the resources they need to succeed before starting law school

April 10, 2015 — NEW YORK - LexisNexis® Legal & Professional and the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) have announced a partnership to furnish resources for undergraduate pre-law students participating in the AMTA’s Nationals tournament during the 2015-2016 competition seasons. The AMTA National Championship engages undergraduate students with trial simulations against teams from other institutions to prepare them for law school. This new partnership provides AMTA members with insight into what it is like to be a law student and the world-class legal research products that attorneys use in practice.

Members of The American Mock Trial Association now have access to a LexisNexis web page that previews the case subject matter for the national competition to be held in Cincinnati. This page prepares students for law school by offering a glimpse of what legal research entails. With access to Matthew Bender treatises and legal news articles from Law 360, users can review important analysis and background details for the National championship. Upon launch of the final tournament case, the page will host materials from Lexis Advance®, supplementing the topic.

“We couldn't be more excited to partner in this initiative.” said Justin Bernstein, president of the American Mock Trial Association. “Many of these students will soon begin law school to embark on their own legal careers. As an attorney who uses LexisNexis tools and solutions, I can say that LexisNexis is a perfect resource for them.”

The AMTA is committed to developing critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices and procedures in undergraduate students through trial simulations and competitions. Over 6,000 undergraduate students participate in American Mock Trial Association competitions each year.

“One of our key initiatives is to assist incoming law students prepare for the rigors of law school with our best-in-class legal content and industry leading expertise,” said Paul Speca, vice president of the LexisNexis law schools program. “Our partnership with the American Mock Trial Association ensures that members have access to same resources attorneys use when preparing for a trial, and key information that equips them to hit the ground running when they begin law school.”

LexisNexis is committed to advancing the rule of law and has collaborated with governments, non-profit organizations and citizen initiatives to promote the rule of law and access to justice around the world. The LexisNexis Law Schools program supports the legal education process by providing products and services to pre-law, law students and recent graduates to help them develop the skills needed to succeed in today's legal marketplace.

For more information about the American Mock Trial Association visit their website at

About LexisNexis® Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enables professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

About the American Mock Trial Association
The American Mock Trial Association is the governing body for intercollegiate mock trial competitions across the United States. Each academic year since 1985, more than 6,000 undergraduate students compete in 25 regional tournaments, 8 opening round championship tournaments and a national championship tournament. Many of these students go on to attend law school and become practicing attorneys.

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