New solutions to old problems
Updated: Sep 1
I remember telling people with pride that I studied law. It was precisely 5 mins ago. No-one asked, but they just had to know. If you're in the never-ending game of law long enough, some University problems make you feel like you're on trial, so here are some new tips to make law student life less of a struggle.
Your back will thank you
I don't have to explain to you why books are just straight up annoying. They cost the earth and are heavy too. What I only recently discovered is that you can buy ebook versions of the textbook you need for class and there are so many reasons to do it.
Namely, you can always have your readings with you, and it's much more cost-effective. Plus, you also don't have to spend more money on sticky notes that end up page marking areas you didn't fully understand or marked the chapters you needed to read. Plus a lot of e-readers come with a highlighting tool so that you can highlight and leave comments about a particular area of law. This is a fantastic option for your revision so that you can identify why you were struggling to interpret the law in the first place.
Where did the time go?
Understanding fundamental principles of law are especially tricky when you feel as though you don't have time to catch up on the readings, much less get ahead of the texts. So I would highly recommend these Q&A Case Summaries books on various subjects of law. Some of them even come with legal problem questions so that you can better practice for that take-home exam or answer your tutorial teacher with something other than a vacuous stare. Also, if you haven't checked out our Instagram, we've got some fantastic case summaries with images to help you remember the case you're studying. Are there any cases you want us to add to our instagram? If so please send them to email@example.com.
Thanks, it's colour coded
One of the most frantic moves you can make as a law student is trying to search for your notes, one week before the exam or during class. Always try to keep all of your records in one file or one app. Notability is a great platform you can use to streamline your notes, and even OneNote is pretty popular. However, don't forget to back up your study notes to Google Drive or Dropbox, because technology is only helpful when it works.
Now get on out there and show everyone how it's done!