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The Successful Law Student: The Insider's Guide to Studying Law

ISBN13: 9780198757085
Published: March 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.99

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The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is the ultimate companion for all prospective and current law students.

Packed full of insights, advice and perspectives from current and past law students it is the only student guide to offer you the inside track on how to make the most of your law degree and your time at university.

The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is perfect for you whether you're taking a one-, two-, three- or four-year degree course or planning to take a year abroad, whether you're a full-time, part-time, or mature student, or whether you'll be balancing your studies with work or other commitments.

The focus is on the things that will make a big difference to your student experience, including making a smooth transition to university level study, getting the most out of lectures and feedback from tutors, advice on how to approach law exams, and finding a rewarding career.

Complemented by a variety of insider voices from students and alumni, which add valuable context and real-life insight, Imogen Moore and Craig Newbery-Jones use their extensive experience as law teachers to explore the learning process and look beyond it to consider the wider definition of success, and help you manage the pressures of legal study.

Legal Skills and Method
Part One: A Successful Start
1: Introducing the successful law student
2: Thinking about studying law
3: Preparing for success
4: Starting out at law school

Part Two: Successful Legal Study
5: Studying law: acquiring legal knowledge
6: Studying law: developing (legal) skills
7: Legal materials and resources

Part Three: Successful Learning: Making the Most of Successful Teaching and Learning in Law
8: Learning in law: reading, research, and more
9: Teaching in law: seminars, lectures, and more
10: Thinking like a lawyer: critical thinking and legal analysis

Part Four: Successful Assessment: Making the Most of Assignments, Assessments, and Feedback
11: Completing assignments: core skills for assessment
12: Completing assignments: assessment specific skills
13: Understanding and using feedback
14: Dissertations and research projects
15: Exams and revision

Part Five: Success Outside the Classroom: Making the Most of Other Opportunities
16: Study abroad
17: Expanding legal skills: mooting, negotiation, and more
18: Volunteering, paid work, and other extracurricular activities

Part Six: Ensuring a Successful Future
19: Preparing to move on
20: Career pathways
21: A successful future