5 Must Read Books For Law Students

I have lost track of how many times I have been asked “What are the ‘5 must read books for law students’?”

5 Must Read Books For Law Students

5 Must Read Books For Law Students

I have written blog posts with lists of books I recommend for lawyers and law students, I have mentioned them in videos, on my social media and also on email/face to face.

I am a massive law geek (we all know that!) and I do genuinely have an ever-growing law library at home.

So whilst I already have content on my blog covering ‘must read books’ and I recently did a twitter series containing a few of my favourites, here are 5 I want to share with you today!

I just shared the 5 books on my Facebook page, ‘Lawyer In The Making‘ so head on over there now if you want to see the list quickly! Check out the post containing the links here.

5 Must Read Books For Law Students 

Now don’t get me wrong, there are so so many books I could have listed today! Picking just five is not easy. So expect a few more posts like this.  I might turn it into a little series, a bit like my monthly twitter “who to follow” posts!

The 5 Must Read Books For Law Students  I am sharing today are: 

* Glanville Williams – Learning The Law http://amzn.to/2pOFFnc

* Catherine Barnard – What About Law? Studying Law At University http://amzn.to/2qV5S3E

* Tom Bingham – The Rule of Law http://amzn.to/2quT4Q0

* Nicholas McBride – Letters To A Law Student http://amzn.to/2qw4jYP

* Emily Finch & Stefan Fafinski – Employability Skills For Law Students http://amzn.to/2ruovaS

Next month I will share another 5 Must Read Books For Law Students.  Hopefully I can add my ebook to that list at some point in the very near future.

*Shameless ebook plug time*

If you don’t already know I have an ebook coming out very soon, jam packed full of useful hints and tips! It is called, A brief guide to being a law student.

If you subscribe to my newsletter you will get notified when it goes live first, as well as receive a discount code.  You can subscribe by clicking here and completing the short form (I promise I won’t spam your inbox).  In the meantime you can check out my ebook website and a short extract here. To read more about my ebook, check out my blog post here.

Rebecca x

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5 Stress Busting Tips For Exam Season

5 Stress Busting Tips For Exam Season

If you could see my inbox on my emails, and my DMs on Twitter and Instagram you would be shocked by the amount of messages from “stressed” law students.  It isn’t just the UK that is entering exam season either.  With that in mind I thought I would share 5 stress busting tips for exam season, but as always remember this list is not exhaustive.

Find out what works best for you, and what keeps you stress-free (or the least stressed), keeps you revising well and productive but also healthy, not sleep deprived and ready for your exams!

Stress Busting Tips

Stress Busting Tips

Here are 5 Stress Busting Tips For Exam Season

Get Some Fresh Air

So often students tell me they wake up and revise solidly in their room or library all day and night.   This is so unhelpful.  The only saving grace if you are going to the library is that you are actually leaving your room and hopefully get some fresh air en route.

Get outside if you can, even if it is a 15 minute walk! Whether you use that time to switch off, or continue revising is up to you.  As you will see below, taking a break is important! However, you might learn better outside, so maybe use the fresh air to re-listen to a lecture on your phone, or to switch off by checking up on legal news, sports results, random news etc.

Maybe switch off completely and leave your phone in your pocket, or give your parents or friends a quick call.

Whatever you choose to do, please do not spend hours and days in the same location!

Get Some Sleep

As important as fresh air is, so is sleep! Revising and cramming all night, really won’t help long term.  If you are studying all day and night, you won’t be retaining information or performing at your best.  You will also be shattered for your exam and that is not what you want.

Try and stick to your usual sleep schedule and pattern.  Not sleeping at all or sleeping for less than your body is used to or wants can cause a lot of problems.  You definitely won’t be feeling on top form for revising or sitting the exam.

Work around your schedule, I know not everyone works best first thing, or late at night etc.  But… make sure you are sleeping.

Eat Proper Food 

Living off chocolate bars, takeaways, massive packets of crisps and energy drinks will not help your brain function.

The sugar high, will become a sugar crash at some point.

Try and get something healthy down you, eat some fruit or vegetables as well! I love chocolate and will snack on that, but I also eat healthy food.

Are you someone who is tempted to buy lots of junk food? Then why not take a lunch (or even your snacks) with you.  If you go prepared with some healthier alternatives, you will study better and you won’t be on a hunt for some food (which is typically unhealthy snacks).

Stay Off The Caffeine (and caffeinated drinks)

So many memes and photos get shared of students cramming in the library surrounded by empty cups of coffee and tins of energy drinks.

If you can please refrain from consuming too many of those, or consuming them at all.  If you are trying to stay focused because you have crammed all night then as mentioned above you need to sleep!

Take A Break 

Do not study 24/7, you won’t be working at your best.  Whether it is watching an episode of your favourite programme, cooking yourself some decent food, going to the gym, do it! Take a 15 minute break every now and then, get up from your books or computer screen.  Take a longer break as well! You cannot function properly, or retain all the information you need if you are working 24/7.  Plus it should help you keep focused.

I will be sharing some other revision, stress and study tips, but what do you do to when it is exam season?

Remember to check out my revision planner downloads for May here, and I will be uploading a full study/revision set in September for the next academic year. So make sure you subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss them! (Click here to subscribe, and I promise I won’t spam your inbox).

If you are struggling with anything at University remember it is really important that you speak to someone about it and I filmed a very short video explaining why here.  Whether it is problems at home, general university complaints or issues, or something subject specific speak to one of your tutors.

Good luck with your exams!

Rebecca x

The Winners | Law Mind Maps Giveaway

So the Law Mind Maps Giveaway came to end this morning, and this is a very short post to announce the winners.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the giveaway with Law Mind Maps, and if you didn’t get a chance to enter the competition you can still read more about their products here.

Law Mind Maps Giveaway | Winners

Law Mind Maps Giveaway | Winners

As you will have seen Law Mind Maps kindly offered to giveaway one of each of the 7 core LLB/GDL module mind maps, and the lucky winners are below.  Law Mind Maps have already contacted the winners to arrange delivery.

Let’s announce the winners

Public/Constitutional and Administrative Law

Winner: Annabelle Coakley

Contract Law

Winner: Dawn Samson

Land Law

Winner: Eleni Babaletaki

Criminal Law

Winner: Katrina Brown

Equity and Trusts 

Winner: Lola Ileyemi

European Union Law

Winner: Sophie Turrell

Tort

Winner: Charlotte Burkert

Good luck for all of you currently studying law and if you are in the process of revising, don’t forget to download my free May revision planner here.

Rebecca

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Competition Time | Law Mind Maps

Have you heard of Law Mind Maps? If not, you will definitely know about them by the end of this post.

Most importantly though, let’s chat about this competition! If you want to skip straight to the entry form, click here.

Competition Time | Law Mind Maps

Competition Time | Law Mind Maps

What is the competition?

Law Mind Maps are going to select seven people and they will receive one of the 7 core subject mind maps.  You could be receiving one of the following subjects: Criminal Law, Contract Law, Constitutional & Administrative Law (a.k.a. Public Law), Equity and Trusts, European Union, Land Law & Tort.

Here are a few screen shots of what you can expect to receive:

Law Mind Maps | Certainties of Trust

Law Mind Maps | Certainties of Trust

Law Mind Maps | Indictments

Law Mind Maps | Indictments

These are perfect for LLB and GDL students and the competition closes on Monday 10th April at 8am with products being posted by the 12th April.  If you enter the competition you could have them in time for your May/June exams, or even some pre-reading before you start courses next September. (Just remember to update any info that may have changed, in terms of cases, legislation, syllabus changes).

Who are Law Mind Maps?

Law Mind Maps produce Mind Maps which cover the 7 core subjects on the LLB/GDL.  Students can also pick up Mind Maps for the core subjects on the LPC and the BPTC.  The company is based in London and provide Mind Maps to students all over England and Wales.

They believe that Mind Maps aren’t just for revising and exams but perfect to help you study throughout your course.  I know from Instagram that lots of you create your own mind maps, so these would be a great addition to your learning!

Where can you find out more information about Law Mind Maps, well their website is a great place to start, plus they are on Twitter and Facebook!

How can you enter this competition?

You can enter by clicking on this form here and the competition will close on Monday 10th April at 8am. Remember that you get to select which Mind Map you choose, so you could choose to enter for each subject (to increase your chances!).

Do remember that by entering  this competition you consent to receiving emails from Lawyer In The Making and Law Mind Maps until you choose to unsubscribe from each of these respectively.  Lawyer In The Making sends out one weekly newsletter which contains links to recent blog posts and any exciting news and you can read more about them here.

Good luck and I will be announcing all of the winners on my blog after the competition closes.

Rebecca x

Full terms and conditions are available here Law Mind Maps Competition Terms And Conditions.

Lawyer In The Making | My 2017 Mission

my 2017 mission

There are a lot of exciting plans and goals for 2017 including a new website design later this year.

However, the one that I am so excited to kick start is helping law schools produce more online content!

law schools let’s do this

So if you are a law school then 2017 is the year that it is time to make better use of that blog or news page on your website.  Not only is it a great marketing platform for prospective students but it is also a great way to create an online ‘digital’ time capsule for some of the events you have put on, student experiences etc.

Creating content really doesn’t have to be time consuming and I want to help you and your law students!

You have a bank of academics and students who could easily write some blog or news posts for your website, so why aren’t you?

I am looking forward to working with as many law schools as I can this year, and globally!

So I am here to help you, and below are just a few of the ways I will be helping:

  • sharing blogging tips
  • uploading videos
  • running law school training sessions
  • helping you create schedules
  • showing you that it really doesn’t have to be time consuming
  • showing you how to get your students writing

I can’t wait to see what we can all achieve in 2017!

So are you in?

I will be sharing blog posts and videos with blogging tips for all of you. So make sure you subscribe to my weekly newsletter here, and my Youtube channel here. That way you won’t miss a post or video.

Rebecca x