07
Aug 2014

Reflective assignments: you either love them or loathe them. I fall into the second category. When I received my first reflective assignment, I couldn’t help but wonder if the law school had gone crazy. Was I really going to receive marks for talking about my feelings? The thought kind of made me shudder.

Having recently survived three reflective journal assignments, here are some tips for you other non-reflecting types to get you through!

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05
Jun 2014

When exam panic sets in, you might find yourself feeling a bit uncertain about how you should study or what you should do in the actual test. Here are some dos and don’ts to help make this exam season a less stressful one…

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20
May 2014

It is my personal opinion that going through law school is impossible without our baby lawyer companions by our side. I find nothing more daunting than the prospect of tackling a convoluted administrative law problem question or determining what on earth jurisdictional error is without talking it through with a friend.

That's why study groups are the up there on my list of law school loves, along with chai, blankets and kebabs. Not only do study groups give you a great way of realising that you're not alone in the battle of our law degrees, they also keep you motivated, less stressed and most importantly, inject a little fun into our long, sleep deprived days.

I've come to realise there are a couple of things that can make or break study groups, which I will now call "The 5 Commandments of Study Groups".

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05
May 2014

‘Aww man, you’re so lucky! You have an open book exam!’ While there are some students who believe this means no study is necessary (I like hearing them banging their heads on the desk during exams!), for the rest of us prepping for an open book exam means trying to synthesise a semester’s worth of learning into some brief, easy to use notes. I’ve found the best way to format these notes is as a quick-reference answer template. Because exams are just over a month away, here are some tips to help you make an awesome answer template…

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14
Apr 2014

We have come to the time of semester where most students are planning on getting their assignments under control before the downhill run to the end of semester and exam prep. I’ve always preferred a good research paper or other written assignment to exams, and was usually able to lay the foundations for some good marks with a well-considered and written essay.

Here are my five top tips for writing an awesome law school assignment…

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11
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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