This chapter explains the basics of a moot and mooting. It distinguishes a moot from other law school activities, such as a seminar and a mock trial, and distinguishes a moot court from a real court. It discusses the origins of mooting; why law students should moot; in which courts are moots set; and how a moot is structured.
This chapter focuses on the skills needed to study law. It begins by describing how a law degree is structured and what sorts of activities students are likely to take part in as part of that degree. It then discusses lectures, seminars, and tutorials; note-taking; working with others; time management; learning from feedback; and personal development planning.
This chapter explores the range of different classes and related learning opportunities the student may come across during their legal studies and how to get the best out of them. The chapter explains the main types of law classes, including lectures and other large group classes, tutorials, and seminars, and considers how they differ in aim and approach. It provides guidance on how classes may be conducted and how students can prepare for and benefit most from them. Different approaches to legal learning, including blended learning, problem-based learning, peer learning, and clinical legal education are also considered.