The first legal exercises

Finally, the tutorials (TD) begin. This time, we enter “in the hard”. And how is a TD going? “The duration of a TD is usually 90 minutes, explains Rémi Raher in his chapter on the beginning of the TD.Which does not mean that it is enough to prepare them to pull out to succeed, on the contrary!”

An explanation follows on how to use the voluminous booklet given to each student before each TD: “… It is not enough just to read the texts, it is also necessary to understand and analyze them in order to produce a dissertation or a shutdown card “.

Wow! Fifty pages to study before each TD! “Yes, recognizes the author, to become an accomplished lawyer, you must love reading.”

But that’s not all: we discover by following the step by step the specificity of the exercises facing students law: dissertation yes, but “legal” dissertation, stoppage, comment stop and practical case …

Legal methodology: your passport for L2

Compared to high school, everything is new. Even though your analytical, reasoning and writing skills will be very useful, each of these exercises has its precise rules, which the former student makes very clear. Thus the legal dissertation must always have a plan in two parts and two subparts and never conclusion.

Studying the law, we understand, is therefore acquiring a very precise methodology , which must little by little train your mind to think like a jurist.

“The legal methodology is your passport for the L2,” says Rémi Raher. According to him, a copy of exam poor in knowledge but showing a good legal methodology will always ensure the average. While a methodological deficit may lead you straight to repetition … What he explains in this video interview and also details on the blog entirely devoted to legal methodology.

Test gallops, revisions, partials

 After all these tips, the “chronicle” continues the methodical description of the stages and tests that await you: the first white exams or “test gallops”, the Christmas holidays, the first few, the beginning of the second semester, the partial ones end of the year and even, catching up and sometimes, repetition …

Concrete and realism. Rémi Raher does not hide his own difficulties and this is one of the interests of his column: he has lived many of the pangs and questions of the law student and does not hesitate to share his advice without seeking to “make prof “but thinking about the student who in the end has only one problem: get his L1, if possible without much pain.

There is also throughout the book several testimonials and advice given by other “old”. So, if you wade into your law school, no more excuses, right?