Friday, 26 October 2018
Law Study and Exam Guide
When a law student wants to empower their mind, there is nothing better than to become curious. Yes indeed, we are talking about intellectual curiosity revolving around the subject matter of their course. The students that end up securing distinctions do this in a very organised manner because they learn to paint pictures with their words. This is a unique strength that is acquired through practice and perseverance.
However, the procurement of knowledge and its accurate application on law assessments are two separate skills that require mastering. The appropriate level of knowledge is obtained for any particular law module by ensuring that the essential reading, lecture and seminar attendance and class participation are achieved. In business terms, these are the KPIs of a law student. However, to become a First Class law student, one must go above and beyond these by doing the further reading which broadens your intellectual horizons to a level that is intellectually fruitful and impressive. The application of the knowledge acquired with military precision requires committed memorisation of case law, legislation (only in some cases where statute books are not allowed during exams) and most importantly, academic commentary that is highly organised. The good and rather great law students, are able to weave this academic commentary into both; problem questions and essays whilst managing their time effectively.