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Aug 2013

Sure, some of us still enjoy hard copies of legislation, dictionaries and personal organisers, but there’s nothing like the convenience of law apps. Here are some useful study apps to help you with your legal research, writing, revision and organisation…

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06
Aug 2013

The first time I was faced with a reflective journal as an assessment item, I wasn’t sure what it was or how to approach it. IRAC no longer applies, and for the first time at law school you’re meant to write in first person. Plus it seems like there’s always too much content to cover. If you’ve got a reflective journal assessment this semester, here are some tips for getting started… 

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05
Aug 2013

I was on Facebook the other day, and saw a quote that said ‘if you can’t explain something simply, then you don’t understand it well enough’. This particular quote was attributed to Einstein. Of course, being the sceptical law student I am, I Googled it, only to find it wasn’t actually a verbatim Einstein quote, but rather ironically, a simplified version of some things he had said. Regardless of the source of this quote, it still rings true.

Lawyers and law students have a reputation for using big, unnecessary and complicated words. Although legal Latin and convoluted old High Court judgments are probably to blame, it really does pay to know how to write in simplified terms. Your lecturers (and in the future, your clients) will thank you for it.

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30
Jul 2013

The days of lectures not being recorded and lectures slides being presented with overhead projectors are fortunately long gone. At most universities you can now choose from face to face teaching, online learning, or a combination of both, meaning that you can fit your studies around your other commitments.

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