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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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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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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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