chapter  2
6 Pages

Coping at University

BySimon Chesterman, Clare Rhoden

Changes are happening, however, and the student body across all faculties, including law, is now more diverse (and interesting). Rest assured that many students feel isolated and new whatever their background, and that there are many ways to meet people at university. The study of law at university is completely different even from legal studies at secondary school. Given the high entry requirements to study law, many of the students who come to study it have excellent academic records. Different people get different things out of their studies and bring different life experiences to university: sharing views on the issues the reader discuss in class is a big part of what tertiary education is all about. More formal study groups may assist the reader to prepare for end of year exams, while fostering a spirit of camaraderie the reader—the reader against the law—can help they all to cope.