Oct 2015

Law students should be sponsored by Apple considering the number of Macbooks you’ll find in any given lecture. The sound of the lecturer’s voice is commonly accompanied by the sound of multiple fingers hurriedly typing and yet, studies show that students retain more information if they use the traditional pen-and-paper method as opposed to a laptop. So how should we really be studying?

Sep 2015

Exams are approaching and romance is the in the air. From the time travelling affairs of past notes to the new friends you've met in this semesters tutorials, there are so many opportunities at law school to find your study soulmate. But how do you know if you have found the one? Here are seven old and new romantic comedies and their lessons in finding true (study) love.

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…

Sep 2015

Do you ever walk away from a massive study session feeling as though you didn’t actually accomplish anything or find that you’ve fallen asleep listening to lecture recordings? You may not be studying in a manner that bests suits your learning style. Let’s face it, no one has time to spend all day studying with work, sport, extra –curricular activities and our social lives all competing for priority. We need to study smarter, not harder and learn to use methods that best suit our learning style.

In a nutshell, there are three learning types, visual, auditory and kinesthetic. If you’re unsure which category you fall under, read on!


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