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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.

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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.

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This chapter is aimed at getting you started in your legal studies. It addresses some of the questions and concerns that students have about studying law and starting at university. It explains something of the nature of the law and how it impacts on society before moving on to look at some of the practicalities involved in studying law as it considers how the degree is structured and how teaching and assessment will work.

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This chapter is aimed at getting you started in your legal studies. It addresses some of the questions and concerns that students have about studying law and starting at university. It explains something of the nature of the law and how it impacts on society before moving on to look at some of the practicalities involved in studying law as it considers how the degree is structured and how teaching and assessment will work.

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This chapter considers the contributions of academic activities to the acquisition of key employability skills. Specifically, it discusses each of the academic activities undertaken by law students and explains how these develop key employability skills. These activities include essay writing; answering problem questions; dissertation; other forms of assessment; revision and examinations; and lectures and tutorials.

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The Successful Law Student provides insights, advice, and perspectives on the student experience in the field of law. The focus is on the things that will make a big difference to the 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, which add valuable context and real-life insight, the text includes extensive experience from the perspective of law teachers to explore the learning process and look beyond it to consider the wider definition of success and to provide help against the pressures of legal study.

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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.