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Law - BCL

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Date of Review Oct 13, 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 2nd
5 Helpful votes.
Student Type Traditional
1 Unhelpful votes.
From Derry Ireland
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Why did you choose your course?

I have wanted to be a barrister and Human Rights Advocate from a young age and I decided that pursuing a law degree was a good start to achieving my ambitions.

Are you happy with your choice of course?

Yes

On reflection, what made it the right or wrong choice for you?

I have a personality well suited to a law degree; I am a speed reader and I enjoy reading. I enjoy public speaking and am confident speaking in front of large groups of people. I have good analytical and language skills and my enjoyment of problem solving made Law a good choice for me.

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week? (labs,tutorials,lectures,etc)

11-15hrs

Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?

On

If off campus, does this affect you and how?

N.A

Is your course weighted more on

End of year exams

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?

Yes

If you studied abroad, is there any advice you would give someone looking to study abroad?

N.A

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

-Various different types of Law we have the choice to study
-The interesting cases we get to examine
-Challenging judgments and legislation and interpreting the latter in different ways
-Mooting and public speaking- there is definitely an adrenaline "buzz" from it.

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?


-There is a lot to read....A LOT! It can be overwhelming especially if for some reason you fall behind it can be Very hard to catch up!

-Time coming up to exams are very stressful as there is a lot to memorise!

Was your course what you expected?

No

What do you wish you had known before choosing this course?

Just how much reading was involved!

Why?

Yes:
-The extended library hours during the exams are fantastic for crammers!
-There are study rooms to rent which mean that you can form study groups which can be every helpful!
-You can rent laptops from the library!

NO:
-There are not enough desks and plugs for laptops in the library
-There are not enough of certain types of books!

Is there a good social life on your course?

Yes

Please describe


We have law nights out for all of the law classes. Also, LawSoc organise nights out and events too! Also there are only 80 people in LAW-BCL so we all got to know each other pretty quickly!

Rate your course in terms of difficulty

Difficult

Please rate your course in terms of workload

Much more than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?

Yes

If yes, please name the societies

SpanSoc, FrenchSoc, Lawsoc, KBC

Are you a member of any sports clubs?

Yes

Please choose your sport(s) club

Avoca Hockey Club

Are your training facilities easily accessible?

Yes

If no, why not?

N.A

Are your training facilities at a good standard?

Yes

If no, please give reason.

N.A

Do you feel that you are playing at a standard that matches your ability?

Yes

What would be helpful to know before joining your sports club?

The training hours involved.

Would you recommend getting involved in college sport?

Yes

Why?

Make more friends!

How much do you spend on living every week (going out, food, transport etc.), excluding rent and bills?

€80-100

Do you or have you lived away from home during college?

Yes

How much does your rent cost per month?

€250-350

As a first year did you live in college halls?

No

Would you recommend living in college halls?

Yes most definitely! Better college experience!

How would you recommend this college to a friend?

Amazing!

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