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WestlawNext Canada is the most preferred and used legal research service among Canadian law students*

From student to lawyer…

Welcome to WestlawNext Canada: providing you with the complimentary research tools that you need to excel right now and throughout your legal career.

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Register your Password and Law School profile:

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Click the Register button below to create your WestlawNext
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Note: these will be valid for the duration of your studies.

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password. When
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If you’re a student transferring from one Canadian Law School to another, please contact explaining the reason for your request and new law school you are attending.

If your graduation date changes e.g. you move to an LL.M or combined MBA program, you may request a graduation date change by contacting explaining the reason for your request and new anticipated graduation date.

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Gratis Program Academic License Agreemen

Review our Gratis Program Academic License Agreement for details of appropriate academic use.
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Research and Technical Support

Get help with any research questions you have or technical issues you
may experience.

Research Support

Research Support

Have research questions? Not sure where to find what you’re looking for, or how to structure your search? Our team of research experts are an email or phone call away, Monday - Friday (except holidays) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

1-800-387-5164, option 3, then option 1

Tech Support

Technical Support

Having trouble with your password? Or things not displaying properly? Our Tech Support team is here for you. 

Learning Resources

Learning Resources

We are here to help you efficiently use WestlawNext Canada services. A wide variety of Quick Reference Cards, Guides and Videos are available online at the Customer Learning Centre

Getting Started Guide
English | Français

Academic Quick Reference Guide
| Français

Pathways to the Law
English | Français

Guidelines for Writing Legal Memos
| Français

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Enhance your research skills by attending one of our training sessions:

Introduction to WestlawNext Canada

Join us for an online webinar giving an overview of the key content and functions of WestlawNext Canada. Held bi-weekly. Register here

On campus sessions

Contact us at to arrange for one of our Certified Learning Consultants to conduct a training session for you or your class.

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What’s Included in the Service 

Want to know more about what’s included in your complimentary access?

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Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Thomson Reuters Canada is pleased to extend complimentary access to WestlawNext Canada and Practical Law Canada to law school faculty members and librarians.

Search, browse and request desk copies with ease. Thomson Reuters Desk Copy Program »

The West Education Network® (TWEN®) »
TWEN is an online extension of the classroom that provides law school professors and faculty members with
web-based course management tools

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Find your Student Rep

Find your Student Representative

Student Representatives and TR Learning Consultants

Our Thomson Reuters Law Student Representatives are on campus to help you successfully access and use WestlawNext Canada, Practical Law Canada and other products and services. Watch for their Events and Social Media Contests that help to sharpen your research skills.

Pro Bono Students Canada

PBSC Research Support for Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC)

*This study represents the opinions of law students in schools outside of Quebec. Survey conducted by
Thomson Reuters Canada in March, 2020. Margin of error on these results were +/- 2.84%