Often law students don't achieve the results they are capable of, not because of a lack of intellectual ability, but because they haven’t fully understood what is required of them and what they could and should do to achieve higher marks. Acing the LLB will help those students realise their full potential and achieve the very best marks. It explains what lecturers are looking for in a top class answer and is packed with easy-to-follow practical advice that students can use to improve their performance.
The author draws upon his own experiences as a lecturer and marker of student work as well as those of colleagues at a range of institutions to offer sound and realistic advice. Engaging, accessible and very readable, this is an ideal guide for anyone starting out on an LLB or for current law students who are looking to improve their grades.
Table of Contents
1. Understanding and making the most of your degree 2. Getting the most out of your classes 3. Reading and independent study 4. An introduction to assessments 5. Understanding essay questions and problem questions 6. Answering coursework questions 7. Exams 8. Presentations, moots and assessed seminars 9. Dissertations 10. Referencing and bibliography 11. After your degree
Dr John McGarry is a Reader in Law and the Programme Leader for LLM by Research at Edgehill University. He has previously taught law at the University of Central Lancashire and at the Institute of Higher Education, Blackburn.