This book contains diagrams and flowcharts as an aid to the study of Jurisprudence. Designed to help you get the big picture of the theories, jurists, and terms of the subject. Use them to see an overall picture of each before you begin reading your texts, to organize your own notes, and to review and revise. Prepare for your exams by using them to test your knowledge on the details.
- The Imperative/Command Theory
- Classical and Modern Natural Law Theory
- Hart’s Concept of Law
- Hart’s Defense Against Natural Law and Fuller’s Critiques
- Raz, Practical Reason, the Authority of Law
- Kelson’s Theory
- Dworkin: Integrity and Interpretation
- Marxist Legal Theory
- Liberalism and the Law
- Feminist Legal Theory
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From bar Exam Toolbox:
It’s probably every law student’s worst fear: failing the bar exam. You’ve invested time and money in seven years of higher education, three of them specifically aimed at one particular profession…so what will you do if you can’t get admitted to that profession? What will you do when everyone finds out? Will your career be over before it starts? Are you too lazy or not intelligent enough to be a lawyer?
The fact is that not everyone passes the first time. In some states less than a third of people taking the exam pass.
If you fail the bar exam, there are two important things you need to know: First, you’re not stupid and your life is not over. Second, it’s critical to figure out why you failed so you can pass the next time.
It’s a common mistake to assume that if you failed the bar, you didn’t study enough and you simply need to redouble your efforts. But if you repeat the same preparation as last time, just with more hours, you’re probably going to keep making the same mistakes.
It doesn’t matter if you were at the top of your class in law school or have always done well on exams. Many smart, hardworking people still fail the bar exam. The good news is, if you figure out what went wrong, you can address whatever stood in the way of passing. So, why do people really fail the bar exam?
- 1. You Did Not Practice Enough
- 2. You Did Not Course Correct
- 3. You Did Not Know The Law
- 4. You Didn’t Practice Time Management
- 5. You Have Anxiety
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There is an interesting article from Law School Toolbox on “Deep Learning.” Here are some excerpts:
Law school presents law students with a number of incredible intellectual challenges. You have to memorize a great quantity of information in various substantive areas of law in a relatively short time. You have to learn to use a lot of arcane technical jargon correctly. You have to master a new system of legal proof that is just as complicated as the system of geometrical proofs you learned in high school. The only difference is that you will get substantially less support in learning how to do a legal proof than you did when you were learning how to do a geometrical proof.
The best way for law students to meet and overcome these challenges is to engage in “Deep Work.” Deep Work is the ability to focus exclusively for a long period of time on one particular intellectual task without distractions. Engaging in deep work means working with total uninterrupted concentration on whatever you are doing. It is the opposite of multi-tasking. Students who engage in deep work will be able to more quickly master complex information and produce superior results in less time.
Five suggestions are:
1. Avoid Multi-Tasking
2. Incorporate Deep Work Into Your Calendar
3. Prevent Interruptions
4. Close Or Minimize Social Media Accounts
5. Evaluate The Usefulness Of Study Groups And Other Meetings
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If you are not aware of London Law Lectures, it is an excellent resource for UK law students. Run by Professor Norman Baird, the site contains recorded lectures and other resources. Current offerings include:
LAW of CONTRACT
EQUITY & TRUSTS
LAW of TORT
LEGAL SYSTEMS & METHODS
See more at LONDON LAW LECTURES
From Law School Toolbox:
Being a law student is hard. Being a busy law student? That’s impossible. Whether you are a “scared to death” 1L who is spending all your time studying, a “worked to death” 2L who is juggling moot court and law review, or a 3L getting ready for practice, all law students struggle with having time for anything other than law school. I bop around with several different rep positions, student organizations, and even a new position at a firm. It gets pretty crazy trying to balance school and all of the extracurricular activities. However, using my experience, follow these tips in order to make your hectic life a little bit easier:
- Plan Ahead
- Meal Prep
- Five-Minutes Cram Sessions
- One-Day Errand Day
- Cleaning Schedule
- Stress Less
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