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    When I was in law school, I assumed that the graduates with the highest grades would turn out to be the most successful. After all, they were the ones being interviewed

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    Manslaughter is homicide without premeditation. There are two types of manslaughter: voluntary and involuntary. “The unjustifiable, inexcusable, and intentional killing of a human being without deliberation, premeditation, and malice. Or, the unlawful killing

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    Actus reus and mens rea are the foundations for criminal law, so it’s really important that you get your head around the topic and related issues for when it comes to essays

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    Murder is obviously a big issue when it comes to criminal law and you may be asked about it in several guises. For example, you might be asked to identify defences

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    It is estimated that 13.5 million working days are lost due to stress-related illnesses every year. This makes stress, depression and anxiety the largest contributors to the estimated amount of days

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    Welcome to university: where the young adolescent runs wild, where the parties are aplenty and where presentations have to be made as part of your assessments. If you make it through a

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    Ah, equity and trusts, one of your core areas of law, and one that is pretty tricky to get your head around. When revising it’s important to start at the very

  • EU Law – EU InstitutionsBy Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk, using material from Pearson's Law Express Q&A series

    Essential background information on EU law involves knowing the various EU institutions inside-out, upside-down, left-to-right, right-to-left and any other way possible. You’ll need to know about how the EU came into being,

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    There are two major debates surrounding the formation of contract law. Adapting content from Jonathan Morgan’s book Great Debates in Contract Law (Palgrave, 2nd edn, 2015), AllAboutLaw.co.uk are going to delve into

  • How to get a firstTom Mountford, LLB Graduate, University of Kent

    Gaining a first class honours degree is never going to be easy. In order to obtain the often elusive 70+ marks, it really is necessary to step it up a gear. Having

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    Ah, land. The sprawling green that you zoom past on national rail services as you exploit that lovely 16–25 rail card. Land, the spread of arranged gravel and garden furniture that

  • Law revision tipsAdeena Hussain, Law with French Law and Language Student, The University of Leicester,

    Only a law student can fully appreciate how difficult it is to revise for a law exam; case names and dates are just the start! Once you add in judges’ opinions, dissenting

  • Planning, Writing & Presenting EssaysBy Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    The law degree is well underway and essays are aplenty. Whether you’re completely lost with where to even begin with your first essay, or you’ve done a few essays already but

  • Reading Statutes & CasesBy Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    Ask any undergraduate law student the bane of their essay writing life, and they’ll come back with one word: structure! Gone are the days of PEE (point, evidence, explanation – who can

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    Nuisance. What a great word. Just say it again. Nuisance. Oh yeah! The last time you heard the word nuisance being said was probably when your parents were complaining about how much

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    When you think of trespass, the first thing that probably springs to mind is an image of hooded youths of an American suburb, sneaking around in the overgrown garden of an

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    Despite all the stereotypes around students being lazy and good for nothing, mass alcohol consumers, we understand that there’s actually bloomin’ loads of work involved at university, especially if you’re doing