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Cover How to Moot

1. The nature and attraction of mooting  

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.

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Cover Introduction to Business Law

20. Study Skills  

This chapter presents guidelines on how to study law effectively and approach assignments and examinations. The discussions cover the efficient management and organization of study time and how to best take advantage of lectures, tutorials, and seminars. It explains the importance of developing the technical skills of good note-taking for formal teaching sessions and for private reading. It highlights the importance of summarizing and referencing text. The chapter explains how and where case reports and statutes can be located, both electronically and on paper. Advice is given on how to approach essay and problem-based assignment questions. The chapter concludes with a discussion on preparation for exams.

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Cover Legal Skills

10. Study skills  

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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Cover Legal Skills

10. Study skills  

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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Cover English Legal System

1. Studying the English legal system  

This chapter introduces you to the study of the English legal system in higher education. After explaining some of the different expectations of studying at this level, the chapter’s focus is on how you will learn and how to succeed on the module. There is considerable advice and tips on how to get the most out of lectures and seminars. The coverage introduces some key terminology and emphasises the importance of independent research and reading both primary (legislation and case law) and secondary sources (textbooks and journal articles). Finally, the chapter discusses and provides guidance on how to tackle commonly used assessments such as written essays, oral presentations, and examinations.

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

5. Making the Most of Your Classes in Law  

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.