Competitive entrance requirements mean that students who gain entrance to a Law faculty are excellent students. Unfortunately, school success does not always translate so readily into tertiary success, and university law courses bring quite a new set of challenges—new skills, new vocabulary and a culture all of their own. This book aims to help students develop the special skills they need to succeed in a law course at university.
Simon Chesterman is that rare being, a very successful student who can impart his learning experiences to others in a way that acknowledges the unique set of skills that each individual brings to the task. Simon's own experience as a student is very current: he has recently completed his combined Arts/Law degree (with first-class honours in both Law and Arts) at the University of Melbourne and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to undertake postgraduate studies at Oxford. In this book, he teams up with Clare Rhoden, the Senior Academic Skills Adviser at the University of Melbourne's Learning Skills Unit, to demystify the secrets of success in studying law. Clare's refreshingly energetic approach to learning stimulates and captivates young people, and she builds on many years experience working with