Employability Skills for Law Students

Author: Emily Finch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 351

View: 134

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.

Professional Skills and Practice

Author: Custom publication

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Practice of law

Page: 400

View: 703

This textbook is designed for students on the Professional Skills and Practice module at Birmingham City University.

Legal Systems & Skills

Author: Judith Embley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Practice of law

Page: 544

View: 857

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, practice interview questions, and activities, giving them the skills 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. Online Resource Centre This text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre offering a range of stimulating resources, including: Self-test questions The authors' guidance on the thought-provoking questions in the book A library of web links for students Regular updates in the law

The Successful Law Student

An Insider's Guide to Studying Law

Author: Imogen (Senior Teaching Fellow in Law; Director of Education in the Law School Moore, University of Bristol)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 520

View: 293

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.

Legal Systems and Skills

Author: Judith Embley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 568

View: 854

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

The Futures of Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Author: Hilary Sommerlad

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 180

View: 319

We are currently witnessing an unprecedented transformation in the legal profession and legal education. The Legal Services Act 2007 and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 have both enabled and necessitated dramatic structural changes to the profession, as well as impacting on its ethos and ethicality. The recent Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) promises similarly dramatic change to the provision of legal education, reflecting the shifting landscape of both the legal professional market and Higher Education in general. These transformative changes bring both exciting opportunities and challenges with which everyone involved in the law – from University lecturers, to Senior Partners in leading law firms, to the judiciary – must grapple. This edited collection comprises a selection of papers presented at the 2nd conference of CEPLER, Birmingham Law School's Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research. The aim of the Conference, and thus this collection, was to bring together leading academic scholars, senior figures from professional practice, policy-makers, and representatives of the regulatory authorities, to reflect on the key issues arising from this transformative moment. As such, this volume of essays covers diverse ground, from curriculum development to professional theory, enriched and enhanced by the range of backgrounds and perspectives of its contributors.

The Law Student's Companion

A Guide to Getting Ahead

Author: Bridget Walker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 500

View: 499

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.

Skills Development for Business and Management Students

Study and Employability

Author: Kevin Gallagher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 461

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.

Developing Employability for Business

Author: Maryvonne Lumley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

View: 765

This book contains coverage of topics that employers identified as important, including customer-facing skills and self-presentation skills, and with an integrated project designed to promote active learning.