The first-year experience in law school: A new beginning?

Wolff, Leon & Nicolae, Maria (2014) The first-year experience in law school: A new beginning? In Wolff, Leon & Nicolae, Maria (Eds.) The First-Year Law Experience: A New Beginning. Halstead Press, Ultimo, N.S.W, pp. 8-18.

Abstract

The first-year experience at university is a "purgatorial zone". There is the shock of the new: navigating a new campus, choosing and enrolling in courses, locating classrooms, finding new friends and establishing new social networks, buying armloads of textbooks, making sense of subject outlines, balancing work and study, completing multiple assignments on time. But there are also the growing pains associated with intellectual development. Not only must first-year students take responsibility for their own learning; they must also accept that there are no "right" or "wrong" answers or "good" or "bad" positions, but judgements they must make and defend through analysis, reasoning and argument.

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ID Code: 87680
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: first-year experience, Higher education, law studies, HERN
ISBN: 9781925043105
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2015 00:11
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2016 14:45

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