“ The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual”. By Vincent Lombardi Presentation by: Bahaiya Nabeel, Ebru Yaldiz, Zarak Khan, & Khadija Zafar Presentation: Topic Guides
Where do I start? So much information where do I get it from? Law school so Complicated
It looks as if they don ’ t know what lawbore is for.
<ul><li>It has many different functionalities and various subtopics within to explore. The focus of this presentation will be on Topic Guides. </li></ul>
Core/Electives Commentary/Web link Research Careers Topic Guide
<ul><li>Gives a great outlook for different modules and courses that will be taken in the following years. </li></ul><ul><li>Has useful tips and suggestions for research, for example under research tools, it stipulate how to cite law tutorials or access various dictionaries/references to avoid plagiarism. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an excellent student guide which helps broadening your horizon by assessing information on barristers and solicitors, under the career subtopic. </li></ul><ul><li>Current commentaries and web links are easily accessible in accordance with specific modules or in relation to law and its components in general. </li></ul>
<ul><li>This subtopic consists of various modules where the content is very thorough, has in-depth information and is easily accessible, since everything is on one page. </li></ul><ul><li>It is less time consuming and also cost effective, for example; Ian Loveland's Constitutional Law: A critical introduction online casebook is available online. Hence, saves the cost of buying another casebook. </li></ul>Core/Electives <ul><li>It provides resourceful information about modules and their textbooks for example, it </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrates in contract law how to tackle problem solving questions, how to self- </li></ul><ul><li>test your self, and how to exercise reading cases. </li></ul><ul><li>This develops your research skills, enhances your critical thinking, and provides a guideline </li></ul><ul><li>on how to analyses cases, which is the most crucial task to excel in the law degree as well as the </li></ul><ul><li>profession that is being considered. </li></ul><ul><li>It guides first year students how to write essays, prepares them for exams, and how to </li></ul><ul><li>properly do citation. This is a crucial component in legal studies to familiarize and excel in. </li></ul><ul><li>Since legal interpretation is difficult and requires sound and a articulate form of writing. </li></ul>
Research Research subtopic provides many useful links for example it helps to further your knowledge on the subject of law i.e. a student could use caselaw to access the High Court judgements allowing them to have a further inside to law.
This consists of latest legal happenings. This provides a collection of links to point you in the direction of useful websites when starting a research. This directs you to sites concerning the legal running of this country. It includes important reports and investigations. This includes access to full text and summaries of UK caselaw. blogging lawyers Some topics in research section of lawbore UK Caselaw specific reports UK Legal info legal gateways
One topic explained further Research Tools directories Dictionaries Teach Yourself Practitioner Magazines Solicitors Online This database allows the user to search via individual solicitor or law firm name. Glossary of Legal Terms This site offers an A-Z of legal terms, including those in Latin. Coursework This gives a brief run-down of what is expected of a student in a coursework New Law Journal This site provides all the latest legal news, featured articles and opinions.
Careers <ul><li>There is information about International Law Students Association and the Bar Pro Bono organization. People can keep a track of events and activities, and volunteer with the help of the guidance on how to go about the process. </li></ul><ul><li>There is also the Junior Lawyers Division with interesting blogs and reports as well as member news and directory of regional groups and event. </li></ul><ul><li>This subtopic gives detailed guidance on best law firms and has information </li></ul><ul><li>about solicitor and barrister in terms of education requirements and the </li></ul><ul><li>recruitment process. </li></ul>
<ul><li>This further extends ones knowledge over issues in a case by providing opinions of experts on the decision of a certain case, issues dealt, with or the general facts included. </li></ul><ul><li>Commentaries may not necessarily be on a case but on the laws or their applications. </li></ul><ul><li>This adds more dimensions to the perspective of students and others concerned with </li></ul><ul><li>the profession alike. </li></ul><ul><li>For example a speech by Lord Woolf, The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales on both the Hunting Act and the Belmarsh detainees. </li></ul><ul><li>Web links are extensions that directs the user to other sites that provide specific issue that the user is concerned with. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, the web link directing towards the Ministry of Justice (www.justice.gov.uk) that is shown on lawbore. </li></ul>Commentary/Web link
Not restricted to U.K cases, the search engine entitles you to search for international cases. It provides medium for fellow law students cohorts to liaise and converse to the means of lawbore blog. It provides many outlooks to search for case laws for example; Lexis and Westlaw, which are excellent search engines to view current or past precedents. It is a comprehensive web search engine which consolidates all the current and relevant information in one easily accessible area, which creates advantages for the first year students to familiarize themselves with the law and its various institutions involved. Lawbore is not only a constructive tool in it self, it also links to official web pages, which extend ones research span on specific topics or legal bodies, thus not limiting itself only to its own directory.
It needs to extenuate more variety of colours. It doesn't’ t cater to different modes of medium, it needs more visual aids, audios and other means of catering to every one learning abilities. The format needs to be altered in terms of front, and the crucial documents/ articles need to be italicized or bolded to highlight the significance of the documents. For first year students, the content can be overwhelming since a lot of secondary information is provided. It Is useful, however it can discombobulate the students in a different direction.