LexisNexis Collaborates with U.S. Law Schools to Roll Out Lexis+ AI, Marking First Widespread Use of Legal Generative AI Solution in Law School Education

Law students at American Bar Association accredited law schools will benefit from trustworthy, ethical generative AI tools tailored to the law school curriculum

NEW YORK, December 20, 2023LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today announced it is expanding U.S. law school access to Lexis+ AI, a transformative legal generative AI solution that supports conversational search, intelligent legal drafting, insightful summarization, and document analysis. Earlier this fall, Lexis+ AI was provided to faculty and select students at leading law schools to test its applications in the law school environment. Feedback from the testing and discovery work was incorporated into the product and rollout plans. Students will begin to receive access as early as this week.

According to a recent LexisNexis survey of over 450 law school librarians, legal research and writing, and legal technology professors, 78% of law school faculty have plans to teach students about generative AI tools this spring. Feedback from this set of customers will be used to further optimize the solution for law school users, provide guided study tailored to the law school curriculum, and develop cutting-edge and ethical AI education tools. 

“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with valued customers to introduce our effective, accurate, and secure generative AI tools into the law school curriculum,” said Sean Fitzpatrick, CEO of LexisNexis North America, UK and Ireland. “It’s a win-win that helps the next generation of lawyers prepare to practice by honing their skills using Lexis+ AI. At the same time, law school faculty and student feedback is critically important to the continued development of the solution.” 

Lexis+ AI is a generative AI solution designed to transform legal work. Its answers are grounded in the world’s largest repository of accurate and exclusive legal content from LexisNexis with industry-leading data security and attention to privacy. LexisNexis is focused on the continuous improvement of Lexis+ AI through customer feedback and the rapid development and introduction of new features and capabilities. 

Law school faculty and students who have tested Lexis+ AI appreciate its ease of use, privacy, efficiency, and ability to retain context. 

According to Kristina Chamorro, an Instructional and Educational Technology Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, “The most useful aspect for me has been to create a useful starting point that will save me a lot of time, and that highlights resources in a very useable way. The drafting aspects are also terrific in terms of freeing up my time to dig into the research.” 

“Amazing product. Love that it’s confidential and the drafting component of it is surprisingly very articulate and requires little editing to get to a final product,” said Andie Sims, a 2L student at Wake Forest University School of Law. 

“Very useful tool! Easy to use. Prompts are helpful. I think this will help prevent needless searching for draft formats,” added Payton Taylor, a 2L student at Wake Forest University School of Law. 

Law firms have indicated they expect their summer and fall associates to be well-versed on the most advanced legal research tools, including generative AI. LexisNexis will be working closely with faculty during the spring semester to ensure students and graduates are ready to add value with Lexis+ AI next summer. 

LexisNexis is responsibly developing legal AI solutions with human oversight. LexisNexis, part of RELX, follows the RELX Responsible AI Principles, considering the real-world impact of its solutions on people and taking action to prevent the creation or reinforcement of unfair bias.? 

For more information on faculty resources for Lexis+ AI, including training webinars, videos, PDFs, and teaching tools, visit the Lexis+ AI faculty resources page.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis® Legal & Professional provides legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics that help customers increase their productivity, improve decision-making, achieve better outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 11,300 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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Mint Mobile Appeals National Advertising Division Recommendation to Modify or Discontinue ”Unlimited Plan” and Disparaging Verizon Claims

New York, NY – October 24, 2023 – In a challenge brought by Verizon Communications Inc., the National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs recommended that Mint Mobile, LLC:  

  • Discontinue or modify the claim that its Unlimited Plan is “now just $15/mo.”;

  • Discontinue the claim that it “cut[s] out the cost of retail service and passed those sweet savings directly to you”; and 

  • Discontinue falsely disparaging claims about Verizon’s services and business practices.

Mint Mobile offers prepaid phone plans, which, unlike plans offered by Verizon and other major wireless carriers, require customers to pay up front before receiving service. Mint Mobile’s $15/mo. price for its Unlimited Plan is a promotional rate that is only in effect for three months. After three months of service, the monthly rate increases with the exact amount of the increase dependent on which plan the consumer selects. 

In banner ads, on social media, podcasts, and in a television commercial, Mint Mobile advertises that the price of its Unlimited Plan is “now just $15/mo.” NAD found that the challenged advertising does not adequately disclose that the $15 monthly service for its Unlimited Plan is a promotional offer for only three months service. Accordingly, NAD recommended that Mint Mobile discontinue the claim that its Unlimited Plan is “now just $15/mo.” or clearly and conspicuously disclose, as part of the main claim or in similar size text and font in close proximity to the main claim, that the offer is a promotional offer for three months of service that requires a $45 upfront payment.

NAD recommended that Mint Mobile discontinue the claim that it “cut[s] out the cost of retail service and passed those sweet savings directly to you” because it did not provide sufficient evidence demonstrating that it in fact “passes along” savings to consumers. 

NAD determined that certain claims made by Mint Mobile in social media convey broad messages about Verizon’s service and business practices. For example, the claims “Ver!zon Victim finally catching on to their shadiness” and “POV: “Ver!zon distracting us so we don’t realize they are now charging for perks,” portray Verizon as dishonest in its approach to consumers and how it prices its services.

Further, NAD found that some claims do not focus on any particular reason why consumers would be disadvantaged by purchasing one of Verizon’s bundled offers for streaming services but rather disparage Verizon’s practices more broadly. For example, Mint Mobile invokes Verizon’s bundled offers by referring to them as a “Bundlef*!”

Because Mint Mobile did not adequately support these broad disparaging messages, NAD recommended that it discontinue the claims: 

  • “#verizonsucks”

  • “Ver!zon Victim finally catching on to their shadiness.”

  • “Ver!zon employee trying to convince you that paying for streaming services you used to get for free is a good thing.”

  • “POV: “Ver!zon distracting us so we don’t realize they are now charging for perks.”

  • “Ver!zon Victim, “Beware of the Bundlef*!”

  • “What a Bundlef*! “Ver!zon’s ‘perks’ are now on you. Don’t let them stream you along.”

 NAD noted that nothing in its decision precludes Mint Mobile from making truthful and non-misleading claims comparing its services with Verizon’s. 

During the inquiry, Mint Mobile voluntarily permanently discontinued certain challenged claims. Therefore, NAD did not review those claims on the merits.

In its advertiser statement, Mint Mobile stated that it will appeal NAD’s decision in its entirety because it disagrees with NAD’s conclusions that it did not adequately disclose the limitations of its $15/mo. offer and did not substantiate its claim regarding passing along savings to consumers. Mint Mobile further disagreed with NAD’s conclusions regarding its social media posts, stating that it “is proud to challenge the status quo by issuing barbs about its competitors on social media – and substantiating any specific claims it makes about them – in an environment that encourages robust dialogue.”

Appeals of NAD decisions are made to the BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Review Board (NARB), the appellate-level truth-in-advertising body of BBB National Programs.

All BBB National Programs case decision summaries can be found in the case decision library. For the full text of NAD, NARB, and CARU decisions, subscribe to the online archive. This press release shall not be used for advertising or promotional purposes.

About BBB National Programs: BBB National Programs, a non-profit organization, is the home of U.S. independent industry self-regulation, currently operating more than a dozen globally recognized programs that have been helping enhance consumer trust in business for more than 50 years. These programs provide third-party accountability and dispute resolution services that address existing and emerging industry issues, create a fairer playing field for businesses, and a better experience for consumers. BBB National Programs continues to evolve its work and grow its impact by providing business guidance and fostering best practices in arenas such as advertising, child-and-teen-directed marketing, data privacy, dispute resolution, automobile warranty, technology, and emerging areas. To learn more, visit bbbprograms.org.

About the National Advertising Division: The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs provides independent self-regulation and dispute resolution services, guiding the truthfulness of advertising across the U.S. NAD reviews national advertising in all media and its decisions set consistent standards for advertising truth and accuracy, delivering meaningful protection to consumers and leveling the playing field for business.  

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