How Visual Learning Tools Can Help You in Law School (lawschooltoolbox)

From LawSchoolToolBox about an approach to learning for law school students. We find this interesting, because our “Diagrams and Flowcharts” sections of our study guides are a small attempt at visual learning.

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How Visual Learning Tools Can Help You in Law School: An Interview with SketchyLaw

We recently sat down with Kipp Mueller, co-founder of SketchyLaw, an innovative visual review supplement for law school and bar exam students. Using hand drawn original video scenes, SketchyLaw aims to help students review and remember important legal concepts in a unique way. We spoke to Kipp about the story of SketchyLaw, how it works, and why he thinks law students will benefit from signing up.

SketchyLaw is structured as a “freemium” program, meaning we have several videos you can access for free and if you pay a small fee, you get access to the full curriculum. Our goals are to be student friendly, cheap, and easy to use. We don’t try to nickel and dime our students; we just have one simple price. At the end of the day, the program was made by law students, for law students.

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Law Student Newsletter for March 2017

Law Student Newsletter for March 2017


The latest Legal Yankee newsletter is now available: new articles, resources and more for law students.

This month:

  • Want to write a blog post for Legal Yankee?
  • When is the Best Time to Start Outlining Your Law School Courses?
  • New lecture recordings: Property and Trusts
  • New: Criminal Law Study Guide, third edition
  • Jurisprudence 2017 – the examination
  • Top barrister takes to Twitter to reveal what law schools don’t (but really should) teach their students


When is the Best Time to Start Outlining Your Law School Courses?

When is the Best Time to Start Outlining Your Law School Courses?Law School Toolbox asks the following excellent question: “Why not just wait until the end of your course or the second half of the course to start outlining?” A recent post offers these three reasons:

  1. The process of trying to outline a legal topic will force you to discover whether or not you understand that legal topic.
  2. Chances are you will get more help from your law professors if you approach them early in the semester.
  3. Doing a complete and concise outline will ensure you receive the highest grades you are capable of on law school exams!

Good reasons, and some more fine advice in this post, which you can read by clicking below:

What Were We Reading? (December 2, 2016)

Some good reading from Girls Guide to Law School, Law School Toolbox, and Bar Exam Toolbox:

For more, click below.

Introduction to English Law

Introduction to English LawVisuaLaw Study Guide Vol 1: Introduction to Common Law (CLRI) is a three-part study aid for UK law students to help prepare for exams. The book contains three sections: Outlines, Diagrams, and Exam Study Sheets. Outlines are detailed outlines of the course material, arranged by topic. Diagrams are perfect companions to the Outlines, containing flow charts, diagrams, and other visual aids for each topic. Exam Study Sheets are condensed outlines, perfect for getting the ‘big picture,’ for revising, and for testing yourself on the details. All three sections include statutes, cases, and key terms, arranged to maximize your studying, memorizing, and revising/reviewing. For more, visit

Available as PDF download or as paperback from Amazon.



A number of new recordings are available from Norman Baird at London Law Lectures. These are excellent resources for deepening your knowledge, and a great benefit to revision before exams.

Here are some samples:

Law of Contract
Consideration: Issues covered include: identifying consideration; the requirement that consideration must move from the promisee; sufficiency and adequacy of consideration constrasted;past consideration; pre-existing duties – public law duty, duty owed to third party; duty to owed to ‘contracting’ party; agreements to pay more; agreements to accept less. Lecturer: Gianni Vuolo. Duration 46 minutes (approx) CLICK HERE

Promissory Estoppel: Issues covered include: Origin of the doctrine of promissory estoppel; Requirements of the doctrine: a clear and unequivocal promise, reliance on the promise, inequitable to go back on the promise; Effect of promissory estoppel on pre-existing rights; Relationship between promissory estoppel and the case of Foakes v Beer. Lecturer: Gianni Vuolo.Duration 46 minutes CLICK HERE

Equity and Trusts
Resulting trusts: In this lecture the following topics are considered: the classification of resulting trusts – ‘automatic’ and ‘presumed’ resulting trusts, failure of transfer of equitable title, Quistclose trusts, surplus of trusts funds, purchase of property in the name of another, voluntary transfer of property to another; the presumption of advancement; rebuttal of the presumptions; the admissibility of evidence of intended unlawful activity; the theoretical basis for resulting trusts. Lecturer: Mohamed Ramjohn. Duration: 35 minutes (approx) CLICK HERE

Criminal Law
Homicide – Loss of Control: In this lecture the partial defence to murder of loss of control in s54 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 is considered in detail. Lecturer: Norman Baird. Duration: 47 minutes (approx).CLICK HERE

LLL also offers revision seminars and is now open for 2017 sessions. Booking is now open. The seminars take place at University College London, Gower Street. London WC1. Click here for more information.

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