Law students spend a great deal of time in discussion with one another. Be it the elements of a contract, judicial activism or even something as banal as where to get the best and cheapest coffee on campus. The one thing we don’t seem to talk about is failing. It’s like we are scared of some Macbeth style jinx if any of us dares utter the word.
More than once since becoming a law student I have considered hiring a law tutor. I usually find myself thinking about getting a tutor the week before an assignment is due or in the lead up to exams. But with the substantial cost of attending law school, what is the value of a tutor and why do people hire them?
Law school, no matter which one you are at, is hard. There is no getting around that. It just is. It requires dedication and a lot of time, and there will be ups and downs. I have therefore compiled a list of things that will make life at law school a little more comfortable. Here is everything you need to get through law school (apart from your brain)…
The first thing we all noticed about law school was the readings: hundreds of pages that take hours to get through each week. What if you could dramatically increase your reading speed and have more time to watch bad reality TV each night?
When we read our eyes normally dart back and forth across the page, often re-reading words and phrases. Training your eyes to scan each line of text smoothly is the secret to improving your reading speed. Here’s how you do it...
Earlier this year I was lucky to spend two weeks volunteering at the RSPCA, working with a prosecutor of animal cruelty charges.
Each state and territory RSPCA is an independent organisation associated with the RSPCA Australia. Because of the differing nature of criminal law in each jurisdiction, not every RSPCA has a prosecutorial function. The RSPCA I volunteered with has both an inspectorate and a prosecutor.