Author: Emily Finch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Employability Skills for Law Students is designed to help you: * identify the academic, practical and transferable skills that can be developed whilst studying for a law degree; * recognise the value of those skills to employers (within both law and non-law professions); * identify any gaps in your skills portfolio; * maximise opportunities to develop new skills through participation in a range of activities; * effectively demonstrate your skills to potential employers; * improve your employability prospects on graduation from university. Whether you are in your first year or your last, this book will ensure you make the most of your time at university, developing skills inside and outside the lecture theatre, so that you are in the best possible position to pursue your chosen career on graduation - as a solicitor, barrister, or a completely different profession. An interactive Online Resource Centre provides a range practical activities designed to give you opportunities to practise and receive feedback upon the skills you are developing.
Legal Systems & Skills provides students with a practical guide to all the essential knowledge and skills they will need for their law degree and beyond. Divided into three core areas, it forms a foundation for legal studies and for graduate employment. Essential Legal Systems: Part I delivers a focused and practical guide to the purpose and application of law. Contemporary and holistic in approach, it covers all the essential topics in legal systems, considering social, moral, ethical, and jurisprudential perspectives. Taking learning further, it helps students to critically evaluate legal systems and their implications for individuals, businesses, and commerce. Essential Legal Skills: Part II demonstrates step-by-step approaches to acquiring and honing the skills needed for the academic study of law and professional practice. Numerous visual aids and learning features help students to become adept researchers, nimble problem-solvers, dexterous writers, and competent communicators. They will acquire the tools they need to analyse, evaluate, and apply the law, and to thrive in their future careers. Essential Employability and Commercial Awareness: Part III helps students to see how their knowledge and skills can be practically applied, in the legal world or outside of it. Students are encouraged to reflect on and actively improve their commercial awareness through case studies, and activities, aimed at helping them to develop the skills they will need to thrive in the world of work. Targeted coverage of employability, CV development, and transferrable skills helps students to approach their future careers with confidence and communicate their own competencies effectively. This book is the essential contemporary toolkit for savvy law students, enabling them to: Learn how law works; Develop the essential skills; and Apply them to succeed. This text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre offering students the following stimulating resources: - Self-test questions - A library of web links that direct students to useful websites and relevant media - The authors' guidance to answering the thought-provoking questions in the book - Additional content providing guidance on effective teamwork, meetings and presentations - Regular updates in the law - Sample interview questions to help students identify which areas of commercial awareness they need to focus on
Author: Imogen (Senior Teaching Fellow in Law; Director of Education in the Law School Moore, University of Bristol)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-03-15
The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is the ultimate companion for all prospective and current law students. Packed full of insights, advice and perspectives from current and past law students it is the only student guide to offer you the inside track on how to makethe most of your law degree and your time at university.The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is perfect for you whether you're taking a one-, two-, three- or four-year degree course or planning to take a year abroad, whether you're a full-time, part-time, or mature student, or whether you'll be balancing your studies with workor other commitments. The focus is on the things that will make a big difference to your student experience, including making a smooth transition to university level study, getting the most out of lectures and feedback from tutors, advice on how to approach law exams, and finding a rewarding career.Complemented by a variety of insider voices from students and alumni, which add valuable context and real-life insight, Imogen Moore and Craig Newbery-Jones use their extensive experience as law teachers to explore the learning process and look beyond it to consider the wider definition of success,and help you manage the pressures of legal study.
Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".
In an increasingly demanding job market, The Law Student's Companion is the smart law student's essential guide to stand out from the crowd. An invaluable tool for all law students, whether on the LLB, GDL or LPC, The Law Student's Companionwill work with you to help you channel your existing strengths, identify areas for improvement and provide essential practice to help you get the most out of your legal education, enhance your employment potential and become a better lawyer. We all possess human skills at some level in our ability to communicate with others, work as part of a team and manage ourselves and our time. This book will take you beyond this familar territory to show how the skills you already possess can be honed and adapted to help you shine at interview or selection anel, and ultimately to be a better lawyer. Its unique, practical and incremental approach will help you build employment and legal skills for lifelong personal and professional development. This book helps students to: Assess their own current skills levels Find ways of developing and testing new competencies Engage in active reflection on further development. The Law Student's Companionis based around a three-part structure. The first part shows you how to identify your existing skills, strengths and competencies (your 'human skills') and explains how development of these skills will enable you to get the most out of your legal study; part two focuses on 'employability or soft skills'. These are the skills which are assessed by all individuals whatever the industry. Walker et al show how your human skills relate to these employability skills, how to identify your strengths and weaknesses and how they can help you to develop. The third and final part of the book looks at key legal workplace skills and how the human and employability skills already examined can help to underpin these more specialist skills. The Law Student's Companionis the essential tool to help you get the most out of your legal study, enhance your employment potential and master the skills required for a successful legal career.
Author: Margaret Thornton
Publisher: ANU Press
Release Date: 2015-11-08
This collection of essays arose from a workshop held in Canberra in 2013 under the auspices of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia to consider the impact of the encroachment of the market on public universities. While the UK tripled fees in 2013 and determined that the teaching of the social sciences and the humanities would no longer be publicly funded, it was feared that Australia would go further and deregulate fees altogether. In the best tradition of the social sciences, the contributors have assumed the role of critic and conscience of society to present penetrating analyses of the ramifications of the corporatisation of the university as neoliberalism continues to occupy the ascendant position in the political firmament. The dramatis personae in these analyses are students, academics, managers and political mandarins with the gendered character of corporatisation an important sub-theme.
Author: Kirk W. Junker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Das Handbuch Amerikanische Rechtspraxis wendet sich in erster Linie an deutsche Anwälte, die mit dem amerikanischen oder englischen Recht in der Praxis in Berührung kommen, kann aber auch von international tätigen Unternehmen mit Gewinn genutzt werden. Thematisch umfaßt die Darstellung vor allem die Bereiche Zivilprozessrecht, Strafprozessrecht, Vertragsrecht, enthält zusätzlich Formulierungsmuster und Musterverträge sowie zahlreiche Praxistipps.
What links a bottle of ginger beer, A-list celebrities, the first female beefeater at the Tower of London and Mothercare? Answer: they have all had to rely on, been affected by or have been the subject of a tort law action. Written in a lively and accessible style, this new textbook will provide students with a strong understanding of the key legal principles and case law at play in this area. A range of innovative in-chapter features support students throughout their study and encourage them to use and develop their legal and employability skills. Tort Lawforms part of the Living Law Series which establishes and nurtures an understanding of legal principles and how they work in the real world.
Author: Kevin Gallagher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Business & Economics
Today's graduates are required to be well-equipped in professional skills, study skills and emotional competency. This textbook is specifically written for business & management students to help them identify and focus on the specific skills relevant to their area of study and future careers.
Author: Ms Caroline Strevens
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Demonstrating how simulation can be constructed and developed for learning, teaching and assessment, the text argues that simulation is a pedagogically valuable and practical tool in teaching the modern law curriculum, and discusses the claim that this form of experiential and problem-based learning enables students to integrate the ‘classroom’ experience with the real world experiences they will encounter in their professional lives. The study is based on contributions from law teachers within the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa and the USA, as well as the authors own experiences in teaching law.
Author: Kim Watty
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Genre: Business & Economics
The development of generic skills (often referred to as ‘soft skills’) in accounting education has been a focus of discussion and debate for several decades. During this time employers and professional bodies have urged accounting educators to consider and develop curricula which provide for the development and assessment of these skills. In addition, there has been criticism of the quality of accounting graduates and their ability to operate effectively in a global economy. Embedding generic skills in the accounting curriculum has been acknowledged as an appropriate means of addressing the need to provide ‘knowledge professionals’ to meet the needs of a global business environment. Personal Transferable Skills in Accounting Education illustrates how generic skills are being embedded and evaluated in the accounting curriculum by academics from a range of perspectives. Each chapter provides an account of how the challenge of incorporating generic skills in the accounting curriculum within particular educational environments has been addressed. The challenges involved in generic skills development in higher education have not been limited to the accounting discipline. This book provides examples which potentially inform a wide range of discipline areas. Academics will benefit from reading the experiences of incorporating generic skills in the accounting curriculum from across the globe. This book was originally published as a themed issue of Accounting Education: an international journal.