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Studying Law at University : Everything You Need to Know - Simon Chesterman

Studying Law at University

Everything You Need to Know


Published: 1st April 2005

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Published: 1st April 2005
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Drawing on the experiences of hundreds of law students, this guide demystifies the peculiar language and complicated practices that surround the study of law. Reliable tips and suggestions for how to cope with the challenging and competitive law school environment helps students become active and successful participants in their education. In this comprehensive guide students can find tips to manage time, read cases, take useful notes, write convincing essays, produce excellent exam results, and take full advantage of increasingly popular Internet resources for law students.

About the Author

Simon Chesterman is executive director of the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University. He lives in New York City. Clare Rhoden has advised students for many years on study issues and is the manager of the student transition program at the University of Melbourne.

Forewordp. v
Figuresp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xii
Surviving Lawp. 1
Why Are You Studying Lawp. 3
Coping at Universityp. 18
Essential Study Skills: Time Managementp. 24
Essential Study Skills: Reading, Note-Taking, and Learning Legal Conceptsp. 41
Understanding Lawp. 61
Crucial Conceptsp. 63
Reading Case Lawp. 68
Introducing Legal Theoryp. 78
Using the Lawp. 89
Writing Law Essaysp. 91
Preparing for Law Examsp. 106
Sitting Law Examsp. 116
Dealing with Problemsp. 130
Conclusionp. 139
Final Reflections on Lawp. 141
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 143
Learning Styles Quizp. 145
A Starting Point for Using Web Resourcesp. 150
The View from the Kitchenp. 153
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ISBN: 9781741146455
ISBN-10: 1741146453
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 2