So for the month of June I posted a top tip on #ULStoptips for UniLawStudents, and as mentioned below this list is by no means exhaustive, but I thought I would share some of the tips with you (so check them out below). More of my own blog posts to follow soon!
As promised here is the list of our top tips which we tweeted over the month of June.
This list is by no means exhaustive and there are plenty of others so we will try and do another Top Tips session in a couple of months.
1. Get involved… whether that be law society events, advocacy programmes or external events, have fun and start networking
2. Highlighters will no doubt be your best friend during your law degree, so invest in more than just the 4 main colours…
3. Keep on top of going to/watching lectures and reading, it really makes things easier come coursework deadlines and revision
4. Start compiling revision notes as early on as possible, means you can revise rather than having to produce notes before the exam
5. Get involved in your tutorials/seminars, answer questions etc. Tutors will get you know you and remember you for participating!
6. Advocacy – just get involved! The skills you learn will be beneficial for solicitors and non-legal careers, not just barristers
7. Do your reading, don’t just rely on module guides, you need to do your textbook and wider reading, even cases in full sometimes!
8. You need to make sure you have a life outside of studying law so go out with friends, hit the gym, watch a film and have fun
9. When you apply for work experience, research the firm properly, this is especially important if you get invited for an interview
10. Be organised, this is necessary for any job/degree in the future. If you aren’t already organised, use your degree to start!
11. If needs be use revision guides to give you a basic understanding of a topic AND then use your recommended reading to develop it
12. The more cases you can read in full the better you will get at reading and understanding them