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…

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…

CAREERS IN LAW THAT DON’T REQUIRE A DEGREE!

I was asked for The Lawyer Portal to write up a blog post about careers in law that are still accessible without a place at university! I thought I’d share it on here too as there are some really great options that might widen your horizons to careers that are out there for you! 1…

LAW STUDENT ESSENTIALS

Whether you’re about to start studying law, or you’re already deep into the grind, I thought I’d share with you my top five essentials that have got me through first year – that will defo be joining me in second year too! 1 – Ratio Notebook The ‘Ratio Notebook’ from Rama Publishing is an absolute…

BEST LEGAL CAREER WEBSITES

I was talking to a friend the other day who kept telling me how worried she was about what the future holds for her career and which direction she should head in. This is a feeling I know I, and so many others, can relate to – so I’ve put together this post of websites…

MAKING LAW GLAM – LEGAL CHEEK

This morning I woke up to find my law account featured on ‘Legal Cheek’. Legal Cheek is a news source for junior lawyers and law students that I use all the time, so was totally baffled when my friend sent me a photo of my account on the website! The article speaks for itself… so…