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

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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 26mm | 568g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198757085
  • 9780198757085
  • 1,927,969

Table of contents

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
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'The value of this book is long lasting. A comprehensive guide for law students, maximising the value of their law degree throughout their studies, not just at the start.' * Tracey Innes, University of Aberdeen Careers Service * 'The prospective and actual law student's manual: everything you'd want to know about learning law but might be too afraid to ask.' * Dr Tracey Elliott, Lecturer in Law, Leicester University * 'A helpful guide to law school, offering insight that you wouldn't obtain from ordinary textbooks.' * Amy Bristol, First year LLB student, University of Warwick * 'An all-encompassing book that helps students throughout the entire journey of a law degree, from the first few daunting months, right up until graduation and beyond.' * Seema Kandelia, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Westminster *
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About Imogen Moore

Imogen Moore is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Law at the University of Bristol, where she is Director of Education in the Law School. Imogen has particular interests in assessment, feedback, and the transition to university level study.

Craig Newbery-Jones formerly of the University of Plymouth, is Lecturer in Legal Education in the Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education (CIRLE) at the University of Leeds. Alongside his teaching he has a keen interest in experimental learning, employability, and technology in legal education.
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