22
May 2013

Balancing the competing demands of law and life can be incredibly difficult, especially around exam time.  Time management will mean something different for everyone, but here are a few different strategies to help you fit everything in and still have time for sleeping and a social life...

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22
Oct 2014

I’m terrible at remembering names, and I’m even worse when it comes to numbers – and a closed book exam means memorising lots of case names and sections of legislation. Like most law students, I tend to panic when I heard the words “closed book exam,” but here are some tips for making the process easier…

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16
May 2013

Hey law kids! I have some fantastic news for you! There comes a time in your degree when you do actually get to choose some subjects! I know this might be shocking because most of your degree is in the hands of that Priestley fellow, whoever he is, but I promise that there is more to law than those 11 subjects that eat away at our brains for the first couple of years at law school. 

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14
May 2013

Somewhere along the way, something went horribly, horribly wrong. The semester began with good intentions: you were going to update your notes every week, and not miss a single class… but the term didn’t really go to plan. Now exams are on their way, and the only question on your mind is, how do I fix this?

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20
Oct 2014

Uh-oh. It’s that time of semester. You’ve spent a little too much time watching re-runs of How I Met Your Mother and now exams are only WEEKS AWAY. Gasp! Luckily, an exam study timetable might just save your skin. Here’s how to make one...

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09
May 2013

Exam time looms, and you have an open book exam ahead: rejoice! There is a common misconception that open book exams are easier than closed book exams, but I find that they can often be harder. You are expected to divulge more detail than you would otherwise, and if you haven’t got a good set of notes, it could mean the difference between a pass and fail, or even between an average mark and the holy grail of a HD. 

Sitting so many open book exams throughout my law school experience has made me realise just how important the materials you take into them can be. Here are my top tips for getting your notes right…

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