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 Companion will 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:
The Law Student's Companion is 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 Companion is 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.
Section 1 Human Skills: 1. Communication 2. Social 3. Self Management 4. Being an Effective Law Student and Learner Section 2 Employment Skills: 5. Application for Employment 6. Employment Skills and Communication Skills 7. Working with other people 8. Being an effective employee Section 3 Legal Skills: 9. Legal communication skills 10. Working with other people in a legal environment 11. Being an effective lawyer