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Becoming a Lawyer: Fundamental Skills for Law Students

Fundamental Skills for Law Students is an essential publication for every new law student. Before the introduction of the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Law degree in South African universities, it was gen

Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409033151

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Fundamental Skills for Law Students is an essential publication for every new law student. Before the introduction of the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Law degree in South African universities, it was generally assumed that prospective law students would somehow acquire these skills in their pre-LLB degree studies.

To what extent those students were successful in doing so is debatable; and the implementation of the new LLB syllabus has highlighted the urgent need for preparatory skills training for new law students.

 

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Table of contents

PART A - The Use of Words: Reasoning, Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills

1 - The Use of Words

2 - Thinking and Logical Reasoning

3 - Speaking Skills

4 - Reading Skills

5 - Writing Skills

6 - Applied Logic: Critical Reasoning

PART B - Basic Computer Skills

7 - Introduction to Computers

8 - Word-processing Skills

9 - Introduction to the Internet

10 - Introduction to On-line Education

PART C - Finding the Law: Basic Legal Research Skills

11 - Using the Law Library

12 - Book-based Research Skills

13 - Computer-based Research Skills

A - My LexisNexis and Jutastat Online

B - Sabinet Online

PART D - Study and Examination Skills

14 - Self-discipline and Effective Study Methods

15 - Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials

16 - Answering Questions, Writing Assignments, Consolidating Notes and Making Summaries

17 - Tests and Examinations

PART E - Numeracy and Accounting Skills

18 - General Principles of Arithmetic, Algebra and Consumer Calculations

19 - Basic Concepts of Accounting

PART F - Appendices, Glossary, References and Index

Appendix 1 - The Legal Citator

Appendix 2 - "Plagiarise. Let no one else's work evade your eyes"

Appendix 3 - Roman Numeral Table

Appendix 4 - "Is it just a Web of Lies?"