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Letters to a Law Student

Letters to a Law Student

A guide to studying law at university
2nd Edition

Nicholas McBride

Mar 2010, Paperback, 392 pages
ISBN13: 9781408218808
ISBN10: 1408218801
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Letters to a Law Student relays all that a prospective law student needs to know before embarking on their studies. It provides a useful guide to those considering a law degree or conversion course and helps students prepare for what can be a daunting first year of study.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part 1 THINKING ABOUT STUDYING LAW
1. Why Law?
2. The Right Stuff?
3. Law Degree or GDL?

Part 2 PREPARING TO STUDY LAW
4. Arguing Effectively (1): Logical Arguments
5. Arguing Effectively (2): Speculative Arguments
6. Applying to University and Doing the LNAT
7. Tips for Interview
8. Some Traps to Avoid
9. Advance Reading
10. A Mini-Dictionary of English Law
11. Some Last Advice Before You Start
Part 3 STUDYING LAW
12. The General Approach
13. Using a Textbook
14. Reading a Case
15. Looking at Statutes
16. Reading an Article
17. Using the Internet
18. Getting the Most Out Of Your Teachers
Part 4 PREPARING FOR YOUR EXAMS
19. How to Write an Essay
20. A Sample Essay
21. Answering a Problem Question
22. Coping with Stress
23. Tips on Revising
24. Last Advice Before the Exams

Part 5 THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE
25. Moving On
Appendix
End Notes
Index

The guide is written in an approachable and insightful style and provides practical guidance on all aspects of studying the law, including:

• A discussion of what courses cover and which skills and qualities are required to enjoy and succeed on a law degree

• How to choose the right university and prepare a successful application, including advice on the new Law National Admissions Test required by some instiutions

• How to prepare for university and studying law more generally

• Advice on how to study and a guide to using resources such as textbooks, cases, statutes and electronic resources

• Tips for passing exams and dealing with assessment, such as structuring successful answers and useful revision advice

• Starting your career in law, including advice on finding positions and applying for jobs

"Highly recommended" - Charlotte Wathey, Law student, The Open University in THE