ACADEMIC SERVICES

MASTERY OF COURSE MATERIAL

In legal studies, mastery of course material is essential and is the first step to students' success.

This is the key that unlocks the door to all areas of study in law.

We offer personalised and detailed help, for example, help on even how a lawyer should approach reading material.

We have discovered that it is quite difficult for lots of students, even at postgraduate level to read and master copious amounts of legal articles and references and extract the essence of these effectively and swiftly. This results usually in confusion and discouragement.

However, we find that students are afraid or hesitant to ask for assistance in this regard, not realising that there is "a way" to approach their reading to make life easier and that with assistance from one of our tutors this can be easily solved.

Organisation of material, skilful legal research and the way in which reading and note taking is carried out, can greatly assist or hinder mental recall! We help our students in every way to learn and adopt the right methods and approach to what can be daunting course work.

Besides, there are always particular areas of law and subjects where a student may require explanation and clarification at a personal level and all of our tutors are aware of these areas and questions and are fully qualified to respond to your personal questions and needs at an individual level.

We help our students to create and structure, their own model answers within our highly personalised service. We assist at every level to support their dissertations and essays in this manner, by reviewing them and correcting and pointing them in the right direction, so that they can obtain better grades for their work throughout, not just for one essay, but a structure which will affect and impact upon EVERY piece of work they do for the rest of their career.

RESEARCH SKILLS

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To really succeed as lawyers, students must develop outstanding research skills. In all of our one to one tutoring sessions as well as in groups, these skills are taught very carefully and thoroughly.

We make sure that the techniques of citing authority, and that the method of finding and citing of all relevant legal source material, in any problem related solution or specific area of law is clearly understood.

We use our own developed, tried and tested techniques (proven methods), to work alongside our students with all or any pertinent material the student might wish to use for these purposes. Be it an essay, dissertation or simply problem solving.

We know that at the end of any period spent with us of say 10 hours or more that the student will go away with the added ability to amply demonstrate competent use of research skills by their acquired knowledge of finding, sifting and citing different source materials.

ORAL EXPRESSION SKILLS

Every law student knows the value and importance of feeling confident in oral expression is central to the profession, whether one chooses to be at the high end of this requirement, as an advocate, or work in a law firm, in industry or business , or teach etc.

Good communicative skills are based upon sound oral expression, and this is the central focus of the lawyer’s career. One must communicate effectively and with confidence, except it matters not what you know if you fail to properly explain and impart this to persons who pay you precisely for this service.

We provide special courses for this, which we especially recommend for foreign students, where we work with you on a one to one basis. Role play argue/debate, presenting cases and case studies are all used as well as a variety of other drills. This can be part of any tutorial session.

Our approach is always to get the job done but in an atmosphere where our student feels relaxed and at ease in the teaching environment. These courses are usually taken by our senior Tutors, usually fully trained and practiced advocates with years of experience in this area.

LEGAL WRITING SKILLS

Again the importance of writing skill cannot be over-estimated, as it is yet another sine qua non to succeed as a lawyer and as a student of law, and indeed later on in working in any field.

As with Oral skills this is taught at a one to one level or in small groups. This is an area which we pay great attention to, as this can result in success or failure at an early stage of the law student’s career. If examiners cannot understand, then it results in failure or lower marks than that student perhaps deserved, if he/ she had had better writing skills.

We at Master Law Tutors are vigilant, and make it our duty to assist at every level with the development of this skill particularly.

In an effort to improve writing ability, tutors must test student’s work in this regard. Every Tutor is required to do so and must commit to working with every student he/ she tutors. It is the tutor’s duty to make sure that a student who needs help in this regards, receives it in tutorials and is referred to our small tutorial group workshops, to enable the student to maximise his/her potential, in the chosen course.

Outside of the general and for the more specialised courses, that is, prospective solicitors and especially barristers, we have special tutorials, one to one, or small groups, dealing with the drafting of documents: Legal Opinions; Skeleton Arguments; Pleadings and in general how to draft legal memoranda.

We have the best advocates and the most experienced practitioners to help you at this level.

ESSAY DISSERTATION SUPPORT

This is important to all our students but mostly to our LLB and GDL students.

We hold one day practice courses in writing out essays and reviewing them in small groups.

We provide one to one tutor support during your tutoring sessions, and in some instances provide samples of good structure and content for set topics. Above all we assist and encourage good combined skills in the preparation of essays and dissertation, by giving personal and detailed help to each of our students, knowing that every single individual student, will have a different approach and different personal work-related problems, for which they have come to us to improve.

Master Law Tutors will always go through, correct and give every support in the re-structuring of essays and dissertations and assist our students with these.

We will always scrutinise these, upon students’ requests, prior to their being submitted for marking.

We try to ensure that our students secure higher grades by attaining higher standards and skills in presenting subject matter in a structured, logical, legal and presentable format, with a developed ability to present reasoned arguments with different viewpoints and observe conventions regarding referencing and presentation.

EXAMS PREPARATION AND REVISIONS COURSES

ESSAY DISSERTATION SUPPORT

These are one-to-one tutoring sessions for revision purposes.

This type of tutoring is meant to get you through with good grades, and Master Law Tutors put every effort into doing just that.

All legal subjects at this level require students to be able to approach problems and situations in a logical fashion. They are really meant to offer a disciplined framework in which students can progress and show their ability and grasp of pertinent legal issues.

This usually requires the student to develop the ability to answer any legal problem question successfully, by showing the ability, firstly to identify the area of law, then to display accurate understanding, by rigorous and logical analysis of how the facts of any question put, fits into that area of law, whether it is Constitutional Law; Land Law etc..

At Master Law Tutors we therefore introduce students to all relevant Journals of Law and Law reports in every category of Law: Our Tutors also present a range of research resources; and concentrate on problem solving strategies in exam preparation.

 

Upon completion of any of our tutored courses we expect our students to be well on their way to be able to demonstrate certain abilities in any of these core subjects.

To disport clear understanding of the core principles in any/all of these core area(s) of law, by being able to advise clients in any area on a course of action or resolution of the problem; to be able to think in a logical and abstract manner; to be able to explore and to extract relevant from non-relevant facts rapidly; and to be able to synthesize materials and relevant policy issues.