Education

Law School 101 Workshops

101 Session Breakdown

The Law School 101 Workshop Series sessions are run throughout the semester in conjunction with the Law School and are aimed at providing students with the necessary skills required to succeed in their degree!

Here are a few tips from the sessions we run:

Reading Cases

Tuesday 14th March 12-1pm La Trobe Moot Court (SS 232)

Although a tedious task, it is an inevitability that you will need to read cases. Helpful tips include practicing what to look for, by familiarizing yourself with the legal jargon and structure of a judgment.

Case Summaries

Tuesday 21st March 12-1pm La Trobe Moot Court (SS 232)

After figuring out how to read a case, you’ll need to summarise it for your own notes. It’s important to cover the essentials; citation, facts, the main legal issue and how it was resolved. Whilst also including extras that might prove relevant (i.e. Dissenting judgment).

Problem Solving

Thursday 23rd March 12-1pm La Trobe Moot Court (SS 232)

How to IRAC is a vital skill, this process of problem solving will get you started for assignments and exams in the majority of law subjects. Going through the issue, rule, application, conclusion (IRAC) is the basic structure to use.

Online Research

Tuesday 28th March 12-1pm La Trobe Moot Court (SS 232)

Although a daunting process, the library provides an expert help guide with all the links needed to find cases, journal articles and statutes at latrobe.libguides.com/law.

Research Essays

Tuesday 4th April 12-1pm La Trobe Moot Court (SS 232)

Give yourself ample time to complete a research essay. It’s necessary to have done enough research that you are able to formulate an argument while planning your essay. After writing, ensure that you proofread, include citations and follow the required structure.

Feedback

Thursday 27th April 12-1pm La Trobe Moot Court (SS 232)

Understanding your feedback can help you move past a bad grade and learn that it doesn’t have to be catastrophic. Setting goals to save your grade and speaking to your tutors is beneficial when you’re under the pump.

Exam Success

Tuesday 9th May 12-1pm La Trobe Moot Court (SS 232)

Revise early! Make sure you have been up to date; this can be a lot easier if you join a study group. Utilise practise exams, and write within time restrictions don’t just rely on having good notes to get you through. Write your own notes and case summaries, this will ensure you know what you’re looking for and where to look when the time comes.

If you have any questions, please contact education@latrobelsa.com.
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