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Apr 2014

To be honest, there aren’t many things that would persuade me to spend my holidays at university, but the chance to study at Oxford University was never a matter in which I needed convincing. Last year I attended Oxford’s International Human Rights summer school and it was the highlight of my education experience to date. 

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Apr 2014

Being in law school sometimes leaves you feeling a bit removed from what you are actually working towards. Maybe that’s why we love watching legal TV shows like Suits. Although it’s awesome to watch Harvey Specter and Mike Ross do their thing, we often forget that there are plenty of real life cases that we can sit in on at court. Here’s why you should add a few court visits to your diary…

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Apr 2014

Plagiarism. The wrongful appropriation of another author’s words, thoughts, ideas or expressions and the representation of them as your own original work. The term comes from the Latin word for kidnapper, and ‘kidnapping’ the work of another person is a serious offence in academia that could mean the end of not only your university studies but also your legal career.

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Mar 2014

Challenging assignments are the norm in law school, and we can’t afford to be losing marks over something as simple as referencing. Every comma out of place could be costing you precious marks, so here are a few referencing tips to help you ensure that your footnotes are as flawless as your arguments…

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Feb 2014

We all start the new academic year with ambitious goals. We tell ourselves that we will do all of the weekly readings, prepare for seminars and complete our notes well before exams, but before you know it, the term is half over and you’ve barely completed the work for week one. If this sounds all too familiar, here are some tips for how to stay motivated this year…

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Nov 2013

As a law student (and future legal professional), try as you might, you won’t be able to avoid all that reading. As such, many people will tell you that if you don’t like reading, you’re not going to enjoy being a lawyer. Although I see what might be meant by this comment, I have to disagree. I love to read but I don’t always (if ever) love reading cases, legislation and other legal materials. What I have realised, perhaps far too late in my journey through law school, is that reading for law is a different story to reading for pleasure.

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy being captivated and drawn into the world of a good book and although some cases can be just as captivating (my inner law nerd showing himself) reading cases like novels is not an efficient way to study or work. So to help you out, I’ve put together a list of questions and helpful tips to assist you to read more efficiently and effectively.

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