Help You Study Law
Studying law can be hard and overwhelming at times; particularly if this is the first time you are studying law.
Whether you are studying the LLB, the CILEX exams, the GDL or SQE; our online courses can help you not only understand the subject area but also how to apply the relevant law to a given situation; the aim of which is to help you in your law exams.
Tip #1: LEARN THE SUBJECT
Keep up to date with what you are learning online or onsite. If that means going home and consolidating – then do this! It will make life easier when you come to revising your law exams.
Tip #1: WHERE DO I START?
Start with understanding the topic which is being taught i.e. ‘offer’ is one subject that is taught early on in the area of contract law. Then read the list of cases that your tutor provides you.
Tip #2: ONE CASE HAS SO MUCH INFORMATION – WHAT SHOULD I FOCUS ON?
Keep it simple. Review your list and then make sure that you learn the following:
- Case title
- The key facts
- Identify the issue(s)of that case
- What was the final outcome – ‘HELD’
Tip #3: DO I HAVE TO LEARN ALL THESE CASES?
During your lesson the tutor will highlight the fundamental cases that are usually applied even today. Make a note of those.
Aim to learn those cases that are still used today and also two or three which are relevant to the issue(s) given. Finally, learn some cases that arrive a different conclusion. Always explain your reasoning.
Tip #2: IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND – ASK
Reduce your workload by asking the tutor to clarify the subject area, the issues etc. If you do not know then ask! That is why the tutor is there!
Tip #3: BEFORE THE EXAM
Everyone is different but if you can start revising early then try to! Some students start 8 weeks prior to their law exams. A lot of this time is dedicated to consolidating their law notes further.
I suggest that you start when you feel it is right for you… but do not leave it too late.. The positive aspect of starting early is that you can then spend a lot more time reviewing exam papers.
Tip #4: REVIEW EXAM PAPERS
If you have the time, then review as many exam papers. Go through them once you have learnt the area of law.
Tip #4: REMEMBER HOW TO APPLY YOURSELF WHEN ANSWERING EXAM QUESTIONS
- Identify the particular issue relating to the facts;
- Cite the correct cases – what are relevant; show the examiner that you know the relevant law;
- Apply the relevant law to the facts that are given in the scenario;
- Get those extra marks – show the examiner more cases relevant to the issue at hand and remember to show those that have a different/negative outcome
- Your conclusion – be persuasive, give reasons for your final conclusion.