Tips for surviving the LLB

Tips for surviving the LLB

September means one thing - a new academic term. Whether you are preparing to begin your journey into the legal profession, or are reminiscing about those first few years studying, I am sure you have all had the same common thought: ‘How do I survive law school?’

Studying can be daunting at any level, but with the competitive and high standards of the legal profession, the pressure can feel even greater.

In part one of our series to help you navigate your law school journey, we have spoken with law student Aaron Kirsopp to gather ‘top tips’ for surviving the, LLB (Bachelor of Laws).


Surviving the LLB (Bachelor of Laws)


In beginning life as an undergraduate, there is always a huge element of the unknown. Not only are you having to settle in to a new way of life: moving into halls, making new friends and doing your own washing and ironing for the first time, but you are having to contend with the challenges of a new course. To help you make your first term a success, read our hints and tips below:

1. The first year does count


Many first-year students get wrapped up in the idea that the ‘first year doesn’t count’. Although your grades may not be weighted to your final degree, employers can still ask to see your transcript to weigh up which candidate should get the job. Work hard for yourself from the get go!

As well as studying hard, it is always worth attending as many law fairs and law firm events as early as you can. Your persistence, frequent attendance and dedication will not go unnoticed.


2. Don’t burn the candle at both ends


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