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The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law

Imogen Moore and Craig Newbery-Jones

March 2018

ISBN: 9780198757085

520 pages

In Stock

Price: £19.99

The only guide to offer the inside track on studying law: all you need to know to succeed in your law degree, at university, and beyond.



The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is the ultimate guide for all prospective and current law students. Packed full of insights, advice and perspectives from current and past law students, it is the only student guide to draw extensively on real-life examples and advice to help you make the most of your studies.

  • An inclusive approach makes this book relevant for students taking all types of law degree at all types of university - perfect whether you're a full-time, part-time student, taking a year abroad, or balancing study with other commitments
  • Focuses on the things that will make the biggest difference to your student experience, including the transition to law school, study advice, and employability guidance
  • The only guide to tell it how it is: packed full of real-life insights, advice, and perspectives from current and past law students
  • Helps you to explore the learning process as well as look beyond it to consider the wider definition of success, helping you to manage the pressures of legal study
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

About the Author(s)

Imogen Moore, Senior Teaching Fellow in Law; Director of Education in the Law School, University of Bristol, and Craig Newbery-Jones, Lecturer in Legal Education, University of Leeds

Imogen Moore is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Law at the University of Bristol, where she is Director of Education in the Law School. Imogen has particular interests in assessment, feedback, and the transition to university level study.

Craig Newbery-Jones formerly of the University of Plymouth, is Lecturer in Legal Education in the Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education (CIRLE) at the University of Leeds. Alongside his teaching he has a keen interest in experimental learning, employability, and technology in legal education.

Table of Contents

    Part One: A Successful Start
    1:Introducing the successful law student
    2:Thinking about studying law
    3:Preparing for success
    4:Starting out at law school
    Part Two: Successful Legal Study
    5:Studying law: acquiring legal knowledge
    6:Studying law: developing (legal) skills
    7:Legal materials and resources
    Part Three: Successful Learning: Making the Most of Successful Teaching and Learning in Law
    8:Learning in law: reading, research, and more
    9:Teaching in law: seminars, lectures, and more
    10:Thinking like a lawyer: critical thinking and legal analysis
    Part Four: Successful Assessment: Making the Most of Assignments, Assessments, and Feedback
    11:Completing assignments: core skills for assessment
    12:Completing assignments: assessment specific skills
    13:Understanding and using feedback
    14:Dissertations and research projects
    15:Exams and revision
    Part Five: Success Outside the Classroom: Making the Most of Other Opportunities
    16:Study abroad
    17:Expanding legal skills: mooting, negotiation, and more
    18:Volunteering, paid work, and other extracurricular activities
    Part Six: Ensuring a Successful Future
    19:Preparing to move on
    20:Career pathways
    21:A successful future


"'An all-encompassing book that helps students throughout the entire journey of a law degree, from the first few daunting months, right up until graduation and beyond.'" - Seema Kandelia, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Westminster

"'A helpful guide to law school, offering insight that you wouldn't obtain from ordinary textbooks.'" - Amy Bristol, First year LLB student, University of Warwick

"'The prospective and actual law student's manual: everything you'd want to know about learning law but might be too afraid to ask.'" - Dr Tracey Elliott, Lecturer in Law, Leicester University

"'The value of this book is long lasting. A comprehensive guide for law students, maximising the value of their law degree throughout their studies, not just at the start.'" - Tracey Innes, University of Aberdeen Careers Service

"'If you are an incoming law student...this is the perfect book for you! It is a great resource that can give you a head start before you begin your degree.'" - The Student Lawyer

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
This edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.
The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support. www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebook

For further insight into legal education, visit Craig Newbery-Jones on Twitter at @CJNewberyJones.

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