(Original post by Krydel)
The course is great!
Unfortunately, you have to put up with Legal Theory in your first year which although only a half module is difficult to grasp and is essentially philosophy, something myself and many others did not expect to have to deal with. This year the main lecturer fell ill, so I'm not sure whether he will be back, but we had a lady replace him who was better for the module anyway. Legal Theory teaching on the whole though is pretty poor, and you are better off going it alone really - I stopped going to lectures because they made no sense and ended up with a 2.1 from private study. You wouldn't do legal theory until term 2 anyway though.
Modern English legal system is easy if a bit dry, though the vacation assessment is oddly enjoyable.
Criminal law is always good fun, with eccentric lecturers aplenty to keep it interesting! You will enjoy Victor Tadros in particular.
Land is a love or hate ordeal. Term 1 will be easy enough to grasp after a while, term 2 is a bitch though and do not neglect to work at this! Lecturers are fine, though one (John Snape) is not nearly as entertaining as he sounds - unfortunately they paired him with the dullest parts of the course! But, I'm pretty sure this is fairly standard across universities.
Tort law here is amazing in first term, with Paul Raffield who consistently gets standing ovations at the end of term out of respect for his thoroughly enjoyable lectures. Term 2 steps up the difficulty along with a man who sounds like kermit the frog - love him or hate him.
Assessments you get plenty of time to do are on interesting topics and feedback is usually good - they've recently begun giving more detailed emailed feedback and there were a few lectures dedicated to it.
Exams don't have any surprises. At least, not this year. Revision lectures in term 3 usually give a good indication of what will come up purely based on what they recap on, even if they try to tell you not to selectively revise!
It's difficult to broad answer how good the uni as a whole is, would need more specific questions. However, SU nightlife is okay, but you will likely move to leamington Birmingham and Coventry after the end of term 1 at the latest. Still, Top B at the union is always good to play "how drunk can we get and still be let into a place". Not that students have a drinking culture
It's entirely possible to go out 2-3 times a week and still get a 2.1 in first year, just make sure you do work when its set - i learnt this the hard way and had to do all night sessions for most of my assessments!
There's something for everyone on campus - societies are a big part of uni life and don't forget to get involved in everything you possibly can! (you won't manage more than one sports society though if it's one you train with, schedules will clash and it will take up too much time)
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