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

Second Edition

Imogen Moore and Craig Newbery-Jones

February 2022

ISBN: 9780198865650

464 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, offering a mobile experience and convenient access, along with functionality and navigation features

New to this edition

  • Fully refreshed and redesigned, the second edition of this friendly guide is easy to navigate, with new, insightful advice from current students at different stages of study
  • Clearly and thoroughly explains the new SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) career path, applicable to students starting law degrees in September 2021
  • Includes helpful tips on studying and navigating assessments in a blended or online learning environment

About the Author(s)

Imogen Moore, Professor of Law and Director of Education in the Law School, University of Exeter, and Craig Newbery-Jones, Associate Professor in Legal Education, University of Leeds

Imogen Moore is Professor of Law and Legal Education at the University of Exeter, where she is also Director of Education in the Law School. Imogen has particular interests in assessment and feedback, authentic learning, wellbeing, and transition, as well as in her main subject areas of Company Law and Trusts.

Craig Newbery-Jones is Associate Professor in Legal Education at the School of Law, 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:Studying law at university: opportunities and considerations
    3:Preparing for success
    Part Two: Successful Legal Study - Making the Most of Learning and Teaching in Law
    4:Learning and studying law
    5:Making the most of your classes in law
    6:Developing legal (and other) skills
    7:Finding and using legal materials and resources
    Part Three: Successful Assessment - Making the Most of Assignments, Assessments, and Feedback
    8:Preparing for assessments and assignments
    9:Assessments and assignments in law
    10:Feedback, reflection, and looking forward from assessment
    Part Four: Success Beyond the Classroom - Making the Most of Other Opportunities
    11:Study abroad
    12:Expanding legal skills - mooting, negotiation and more
    13:Volunteering, paid work and other opportunities
    Part Five: A Successful Future
    14:Preparing to move on
    15:Career pathways
    16:A successful future


"'A really good book - goes deeper than other pre-course reading and provides essential insider information about the life of a law student.'" - Shing Him Mak, Third year LLB student, Queen's University Belfast

"'Helps students transition into a law course seamlessly as well as providing advice on the key skills and attributes needed, such as time management, essay skills, and confidence.'" - Lucy Edwards, First-year LLB student, Birmingham City University

"'Comprehensive and accessible; helps law students understand what legal study is, and what it requires of them-a perspective very seldom tackled at this length and with such an excellent level of clarity and realism.'" - Ollie Bartlett, Assistant Professor, Maynooth University

"'Incredibly readable! The authors had the tone of a wise and encouraging friend-perfectly explaining how to approach a law degree with depth and insight.'" - Fatma Ali, LLB student, University of Westminster

"'Studying law can be a daunting prospect, so what could be better than receiving first-hand advice from an army of students who have already been there and survived law school, to soothe our worries? The 'I Wish I'd Known' feature provides snippets of advice from real law students, studying at different universities from different backgrounds, on a whole host of issues; while 'The Insider Knowledge' feature includes advice, tips and nuggets of wisdom from practising solicitors and barristers, who have gone on to succeed in the specialised areas of law.'" - Christianah Babajide

Additional Resources

Digital formats
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 and navigation features. www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

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