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…

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,…

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…

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…

HOW TO FIND A STUDY TECHNIQUE

I often get SO many question via Instagram about how to take notes when studying. I honestly think that everyone’s technique is super different, so here are some tips on how to find a technique that works for you. 1 – USE THE FIRST TERM Content-wise, this is probably the time where you can experiment…

STUDY SPOTS: MARCH COFFEE

Saturday morning, 9:45, EU reading and a flat white. March Coffee has been one of my go-to coffee shops in Exeter for a while, but I’d never tested it’s ‘study spot’ capabilities before. I put it to the ‘Lucy Does Law’ test and here’s how it did: Ambience: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love the chilled atmosphere in…

CHANNEL FOUR – STUDYING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

SO last night (Wednesday 25th September) I was on Channel Four News! My C&A lecturer posted a tweet about studying the constitution whilst it seems to be changing daily, sparking interest from the news that prompted them to come to uni to see his first lecture of the year in action. They were also very…