When we talk about how to study law we are approaching a vast world full of specializations.
On the other hand, even without being an expert, it is clear that studying civil law is different from studying commercial law, and tax law is not exactly like corporate law!
As if that were not enough, these legal subjects are present in various faculties, from Law to Economics.
In short, a nice mess for those who, like me, are trying to find some ideas on how to study law better and faster, which could be valid for all concerned.
In any case, ban on discouragement!
Even in the face of this jagged and intricate landscape, I have tried to draw a summary picture of the most effective ways to help your brain memorize legal information more easily, to understand how to study these topics well and quickly.
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Let’s start with a premise: if you want to be successful in law study you don’t have to study more, but more intelligently!
After all, planning is an integral part of an effective study method.
So before proceeding to the passionate but disorganized reading of the didactic material, try to know your “battlefield”.
Browse books, read chapter titles and introductions, focus on what the most important concepts might be, make connections.
That said, what is the secret of truly effective planning?
Determine in advance how much time you will spend on each exam. Such as? Try to multiply the credits (the famous CFUs) for 10/15 hours of study, as explained in this article.
This will allow you to divide your sessions in a balanced way, avoiding concentrating your study hours close to the exam.