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

ISBN : 9780198757085

Imogen Moore (Senior Teaching Fellow in Law; Director of Education in the Law School, University of Bristol); Craig Newbery-Jones (Associate Head of Law in the School of Law, University of Plymouth)
520 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Mar 2018
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The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is the ultimate guide 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 draw extensively on real-life examples and advice to help you make the most of your studies.


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

About the author: 

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 is Associate Head of Law in the School of Law, Criminology and Government at the University of Plymouth. Alongside his teaching he has a keen interest in experiential learning, employability, and technology in legal education.

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