Seminars are where you get to play a part in the comprehension process, this is not meant to be simply a lecture with a smaller group. At its best, the seminar is a great sounding board for ideas with all participants taking a role, with the tutor guiding.
- to explore the taught issue(s) in greater depth;
- to clarify certain points and improve understanding by:
- asking questions
- exchanging opinions
- to engage in critical analysis and legal writing by dealing with the questions set in advance;
How to gain the maximum benefit from your seminars:
- Undertake the required preparation in advance;
- Identify any unclear issues that can be raised in the tutorial;
- Make suitable notes, without rewriting the content of the textbook;
Take part! Thanks to Jelle Vermeiren www.flickr.com
- Note down useful structures of how to approach a topic;
- Focus on how the law should be applied;
- Voice your thoughts!
- Contribute to the group discussions, by putting forward counter arguments;
- Prepare thoroughly to bolster your confidence;
- Benefit from the expertise of your tutor;
Thanks to Alex Antoniou, PhD Research Student at The City Law School for this contribution.