Congratulations, you’ve got your place, and you’re coming to university to study a law degree. So, how do you best prepare for that? What should you read? How much work can you do in advance? (NB: this advice is geared to incoming UK undergraduates. Anything I say which contradicts what your university tells you: go … Continue reading What should I read before I start my LLB?
This is a follow up to my Crowdsourcing post. For those who don't know, I volunteer with the elderly. Tomorrow I will be presenting what follows (or part thereof: I appreciate it's quite long) at the largest group the organisation runs. Despite some pushback I've received that this isn't relevant to the people I work … Continue reading About My Law Degree: Presentation to the Community
My very favourite novel (Looking for Alibrandi) starts with a line, which, to its protagonist, seems like a universal truth. I can’t quote directly because I don’t have the book with me, but it’s something along the lines of ‘your final year of school is when your life either shoots through the roof or goes … Continue reading On Taking the Positives from Failure
What should a law student take to university with them? Out and about.
What should a law student take to university with them? About what to take for living in halls.
This is a post about deciding what path to take, how to specialise within the law. (Although it's two steps away, still, apologies to R.E.M.) I decided to do an LLB rather than a GDL for two reasons. One, I think the intellectual underpinning of an LLB (more time to absorb, to learn, to gain … Continue reading Choosing My Direction
Online terms and conditions and the tendency not to read them.
If I could go back to September when I started this law degree, I’d tell myself a few things, which would have made life a whole lot easier. I can’t do that, but I can take stock and perhaps share a few things that might make life easier for others who follow on from me. … Continue reading Things I Wish I’d Known… Limits
This is a question I’ve heard many times, when people are trying to figure out if they understand what they’re studying. It seems pretty clear to me that if you have a good grasp on a subject, you should be able to explain it to someone without the relevant educational background (maybe. I’m sure there … Continue reading Can You Explain It To Grandma?
This isn't a substantive post at the moment. It will become so when I've done some more work. For the moment, it's a request for information and ideas. (I will update this with something like what I present) As some of you may know and I mention in my "about" page, I volunteer with older … Continue reading Crowdsourcing: Explaining the Law