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Contrary to popular belief, university is for studying. Good grades are essential for a career in law. The articles and tips below should help you squeeze the most out of that degree.

Dealing With Stress At University Nuha Nagory, Student, Brunel University

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 that are annually lost from work. However,...

Law revision tips Adeena 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 judgements, jurisprudence and legal doctrine, you have a recipe for not...

How to get a first Tom 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 recently graduated with first class honours, I was one of the lucky ones, but I...

Can Other Things Compensate for Poor Grades? Jennifer Overhaus, Former Partner and Head of a Global Practice Group in a Top-50 American Law Firm

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 by the top firms, getting the best jobs, and starting their careers off with...

University Study Help By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

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 a law degree. For this reason,...

Planning, Writing & Presenting Essays By 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 they’re not quite up to scratch (been getting a few Desmonds?), you’re...

Reading Statutes & Cases By 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 forget?!), and some law students swear by the CLEO method...

Contract Law – Offer & Acceptance By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk, using material from Sweet & Maxwell's Nutshells Contract Law

Any law student will be able to tell you that the law of contract is crazy significant in the running of society. Cast your mind back to your first contract law lecture, where your tweed-blazer wearing professor told you about how buying a bus...

Criminal Law – Actus Reus & Mens Rea By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk, using material from Pearson's Law Express Q&A series

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 and exams. Firstly, where the fudge do these two key terms of English...

EU Law – EU Institutions By 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, and that includes its...

Land Law – Legal Definition of Land By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

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 rich people in Surrey have, but you, as a student, do not. Land,...

Equity & Trusts – Formalities By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

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 beginning (this is obvious, but just in case). So before we delve into the deep world...

Tort Law – Trespass By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

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 estranged, mysterious neighbour. The youths are curious teens, simply in...

Delivering a presentation By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

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 law degree without having to make a give a presentation, do...

Criminal Law – Murder By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

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 to a murder and discuss issues such as self-defence. Alternatively, you could be...

Tort Law – Nuisance By Billy Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

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 of a nuisance it was to load their car up and cart you off to...

Criminal Law - Manslaughter By Sofia Gymer, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk, using material from Pearson's Law Express Q&A series

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...

Great debates in contract law – the formation of contract law By Sofia Gymer, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

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 the first debate where we...

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