Welcome to the eleventh issue of Law Student from Sweet & Maxwell. Saving the planet is an expression on everyone’s lips these days. But what can you actually do on a student budget?
Check out the article on page 19 for some tips you can implement straightaway – and which won’t cost you a single penny. Developing your cross examination skills is a must if you wish to pursue a career as a barrister.
On pages 17-18 you’ll find our ten point guide for improving your technique. For prospective solicitors, on pages 10-11 we show you what law firms are looking for in their trainees – plus a whole range of tips on how best to sell your own skills and experience when you apply.
You’ll also find a number of articles helping you with your everyday coursework. On pages 6-7 there’s advice on how to avoid common mistakes when writing essays and assignments – as well as essential guidance on managing your time on pages 12-13. Plus, we detail how your Westlaw UK student representative can help you make the most of online legal research databases. We also show you where to look for legal definitions when a document or case can hinge on the meaning of a single word.
E-books are fast becoming one of the best tools for studying law. On page 9 we highlight a new range of e-books that can bring an extra dimension to your work.
On pages 26-27 we show you how to avoid having your identity stolen online. There are now so many scams it pays to be aware of the latest dangers – and know what to do if you’re unlucky enough to be caught.
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