THE ESSAY GUIDE: PLANNING EXAM ESSAYS

1 – BREAK DOWN THE TITLE The title is the first thing you will look at once you open that exam paper. Have a look at the key words and ask yourself; What is the question pointing at? What could benefit from defining in the introduction? Is there a specific case/academic that the argument needs…

LIFE/CAREER COACHING: MY HONEST EXPERIENCES

A lot of you know that I’ve been fortunate to have life and career coaching with @monika_coaching – and a LOT of you have been asking about my honest opinion. Is it worth it? What do we do? SO, here are my honest thoughts… 1 – The First Session Before the first session, I was…

THE ESSAY GUIDE: HOW I FINALISE LAW COURSEWORK ESSAYS

The second post of the Lucy Does Law Essay Guide! If you want to see last weeks post all about planning the essay, click here! Now, here’s my step by step process to finalising the essay so that it’s ripe for submission. 1 – Reference As You Go Along I cannot even tell you how…

STUDY SPOT: PUERTO LOUNGE

Saturday morning, 9am, Tort law reading and a flat white. Having been to a couple of the ‘Lounge’ chain cafes/resturants in my local area, I ventured to the quayside with a friend to put Puerto Lounge to the ‘Lucy Does Law’ test. Ambience: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The huge, vast space in this coffee shop makes the ambience…

THE ESSAY GUIDE: PLANNING LAW COURSEWORK

Here’s a highly requested insight into my process for planning formative and summative essays! 1 – Pulling Apart Question Starting at the very beginning (a very good place to start), DIGEST the question. Pick out key words, understand the legal definition and ask yourself WHY you are being asked the question. Is the question a…

STUDY SPOT: GROW COFFEE HOUSE

Thursday afternoon, 2:30, EU essay planning and a flat white. Grow Coffee House is new to Exeter this year, a shop all about expressing positive ethos through coffee – it was about time it undertook the ‘Lucy Does Law’ test. Ambience: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s as though this coffee house was DESIGNED for working in. High ceilings,…

LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF DURING DEADLINE SEASON

The winter season is PEAK time for revision and application stress, which also means it is PEAK time for you to really start looking after your health and wellbeing. Here are four things I have learnt that may help you. 1 – TIMETABLE Write. Down. Everything. GUYS how are you going to keep on top…

APPROACHING NOTES IN LECTURES

I’ve already done a post on my Pre-Lecture Routine – but a lot of you have asked to know what happens IN the lecture, so here’s a brief outline as to how I approach my notes. USE THE LECTURE SLIDES The starting point for all my lectures. Whether you print them out ahead or prefer…

GUEST FEATURE: NON-LAW STUDENT ENTERING LAW

My aim for ‘Lucy Does Law’ is to use platform as an accessible community for ALL students. In light of this, Sophie from @non_law_students has kindly written a piece about entering the legal career from the perspective of a non-law degree student! Non-Law Studying a non-law degree does NOT mean that you are at a…

STUDY SPOTS: WATERSTONES CAFE

Monday morning, 9:30, EU essay planning and a flat white. Studying in a bookshop and a cafe all in one? I put the Waterstones Cafe to the ‘Lucy Does Law’ test and here’s how it did: Ambience: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Honestly, if you don’t love the smell of a bookstore combined with the smell of coffee, you…