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 www.legalyankee.com

Available as PDF download or as paperback from Amazon.

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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.

Jurisprudence & Legal Theory: Outlines, Diagrams, & Exam Study Sheets

Jurisprudence: Outlines, Diagrams, and Study Sheets is a collection of outlines and diagrams as an aid to the study of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory. Designed to help you get the big picture of the theories, jurists, and philosophical and historical background of the subject. Use the diagrams to see an overall picture of each subtopic before you begin reading your texts, to organize your notes, and to review and revise. Prepare for your exams by using them to test your knowledge on the details.Jurisprudence & Legal Theory: Outlines, Diagrams, & Exam Study Sheets

This book covers the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Jurisprudence
  2. The Nature of Legal Theory
  3. Hobbes, Bentham, and Austin: Imperative Theory
  4. Natural Law Theory
  5. HLA Hart’s The Concept of Law
  6. The Rule of Recognition
  7. Hart’s Defenses Against Natural Law Theory and Fuller
  8. Raz’s Theory of Law: Service Conception
  9. Practical Reason
  10. Kelsen’s Theory of Law: Norms and Delicts
  11. Dworkin’s Theory of Law
  12. Marxism and Marxist Legal Theory
  13. Liberalism
  14. Feminist Legal TheoryOutlines and Exam Study Sheets are available for Kindle.
    Diagrams are available for Kindle Fire and as a separate paperback.

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Becoming a Lawyer (new student website)

Becoming a Lawyer (new student website)

Law Student Blogs

Becoming a Lawyer is a fairly new a website made by lawstudents for lawstudents, with educational articles, how-to, study guides, lawyer interviews and many more to come. We are just starting but rapidly expanding our team.

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