25
Mar 2015

We all know study groups can produce great results. Working in a group can reduce your workload, provide different perspectives on a given topic and help you stay motivated. But if you’re in the wrong study group the only thing you’ll learn is that the more people you have around, the easier procrastination becomes.

With the possibility of exams starting to look a little more real, here’s how to get the most out of your study buddies...

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24
Mar 2015

Better technologies are driving a big push for law firms and courts to become paperless, and are also changing the way universities are teaching, with more content being offered online.

In this digital age, can a paperless study system really work for law subjects?

Ultimately, I’m going to say no. Well, not paperless in its purest form. There are, however, many benefits to becoming a digital law student.

If you’re planning on going paperless, here are some things to consider…

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23
Mar 2015

After reading the first few sentences of a law essay, most markers will start to formulate an idea of the mark range. If they start with a Credit, Pass or Fail mark in mind, it becomes incredibly difficult for the paragraphs that follow to bring the paper back up into the higher mark brackets. Impress your marker from the get-go by following these tips…

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19
Mar 2015

“Being a good law student is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.” Okay, so I’ve adapted a quote that was originally about writers, but I think it’s also true for law students.

Procrastination, aka “I’ll just quickly check to see if anyone has said something about the property law essay on Facebook”, is where all of the time that could be used for looking up a few more journal articles or reading the minority judgment actually gets spent. 

To stop procrastinating, you could follow the lead of one blogger from San Francisco who increased his productivity by hiring someone to watch him work and slap him when he logged onto Facebook… but maybe don’t do that.

Here are some techniques to help you stop procrastinating and clear your to do list…

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18
Mar 2015

After three months of soaking up the sun at the beach, watching Suits for hours, and not having to worry about opening a textbook, the new, exciting and scary world of law school lay ahead. Following the typical law student cliché, highlighters were packed along with the 100kg law textbook that was bound to break my back by the end of the semester.

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17
Mar 2015

Sometimes you leave a lecture with the impression that very few of the important points raised in class have ended up in your notes. We’ve all been there. Follow this nifty guide and make awesome notes every class...

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