Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)



How Do I Register for the LexisNexis Services?

JD Student & LLM Students at ABA Accredited Schools

  1. Obtain your Registration Code from your LexisNexis Account Representative, Lexis Associate, law school librarian, or other faculty member.
  2. Launch www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/register and enter your Registration Code, Name, and Email.

You will receive a Welcome Email containing your Lexis Advance and Lexis.com information to continue the registration process.


Faculty, Staff and Students at non-ABA Accredited Schools

  1. Obtain your seven digit Activation Code from your LexisNexis Account Representative, Lexis Associate, law school librarian, or other faculty memeber.
  2. Launch www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool.
  3. Click Register for Home Page and follow the on screen instructions.

You will automatically receive access to Lexis Advance after you register for Lexis.com.

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Will I Need to Keep My Activation Code?

After you create your Custom ID and Password, you do not need your code to sign on to the LexisNexis Services.

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Are There Guidelines for Selecting My Custom ID?

Create your Custom ID according to the following guidelines:

  • The Custom ID must contain 8 to 25 characters (alpha characters and/or numeric characters 0 through 9)
  • The Custom ID cannot be your 7 character activation code
  • The Custom ID can contain special characters: @ _ (underscore) . (period) - (hyphen)
  • The Custom ID cannot be already in use
  • The Custom ID cannot contain spaces and international characters
  • The Custom ID cannot contain only numbers
  • The Custom ID cannot contain offensive words
  • The Custom ID cannot contain your first and last name (e.g. JOHNSMITH)
  • The Custom ID cannot contain LexisNexis names (e.g. lexis.com, nexis.com, etc.)

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Are There Guidelines for Selecting My Password?

Create your Password according to the following guidelines:

  • The Password must contain 6-50 characters
  • The Password must contain at least one letter and one number
  • The Password cannot contain special characters (except @._-)
  • The Password cannot contain spaces
  • The Password cannot contain your First or Last name
  • The Password cannot contain your LexisNexis ID
  • The Password cannot be the same as any of your previous three passwords

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What If I Forget My Custom ID?

Use the following methods to retrieve your Custom ID:

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What If I Forget My Password?

If you forget your password, click Forgot Password on the law school sign on page at www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool.

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