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    I want to study law at uni and I have done fairly extensive notes in my free time on legal courses ran by the OpenLearn section of Open university online. I hoped this would be a niche and not a lot of people would have done the same thing. I have made a lot of notes in a sort of portfolio, it is not necessary as part of the course but I felt it was the only way to reinforce my learning.
    I will obviously mention them in my personal statement but would you say mentioning them is enough? I had hoped to be able to bring them into interview and (only if they ask me about them) to be able to discuss the courses and then say "I have made notes if you want to see any" but I feel like it would be laughed at like teachers pet haha. I don't want it all to be for nothing though. The unis I'm applying for are really really competitive so I want to show A) I'm capable and have been doing further education already, B) I am determined, C) I am genuinely interested, D) I can produce proper notes and consolidate my learning. I know I can mention in my personal statement but I have done so much studying and it is all varied so I don't feel the limited length at which I would discuss it in the statement would do it justice.


    Also would this count as legal reading? I have studied certain cases and legal figures.
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    (Original post by javvyjingle)
    I want to study law at uni and I have done fairly extensive notes in my free time on legal courses ran by the OpenLearn section of Open university online. I hoped this would be a niche and not a lot of people would have done the same thing. I have made a lot of notes in a sort of portfolio, it is not necessary as part of the course but I felt it was the only way to reinforce my learning.
    I will obviously mention them in my personal statement but would you say mentioning them is enough? I had hoped to be able to bring them into interview and (only if they ask me about them) to be able to discuss the courses and then say "I have made notes if you want to see any" but I feel like it would be laughed at like teachers pet haha. I don't want it all to be for nothing though. The unis I'm applying for are really really competitive so I want to show A) I'm capable and have been doing further education already, B) I am determined, C) I am genuinely interested, D) I can produce proper notes and consolidate my learning. I know I can mention in my personal statement but I have done so much studying and it is all varied so I don't feel the limited length at which I would discuss it in the statement would do it justice.


    Also would this count as legal reading? I have studied certain cases and legal figures.
    You wouldn't be allowed to bring them into an Oxbridge interview. I don't know about others but I doubt it...
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    (Original post by javvyjingle)
    I want to study law at uni and I have done fairly extensive notes in my free time on legal courses ran by the OpenLearn section of Open university online. I hoped this would be a niche and not a lot of people would have done the same thing. I have made a lot of notes in a sort of portfolio, it is not necessary as part of the course but I felt it was the only way to reinforce my learning.
    I will obviously mention them in my personal statement but would you say mentioning them is enough? I had hoped to be able to bring them into interview and (only if they ask me about them) to be able to discuss the courses and then say "I have made notes if you want to see any" but I feel like it would be laughed at like teachers pet haha. I don't want it all to be for nothing though. The unis I'm applying for are really really competitive so I want to show A) I'm capable and have been doing further education already, B) I am determined, C) I am genuinely interested, D) I can produce proper notes and consolidate my learning. I know I can mention in my personal statement but I have done so much studying and it is all varied so I don't feel the limited length at which I would discuss it in the statement would do it justice.

    Also would this count as legal reading? I have studied certain cases and legal figures.

    It's great that you've taken the time to build a foundation for your learning and I'm sure this will be a big positive for you in your personal statement and interview.

    However, rather than taking the notes with you, I would suggest picking out a few specific examples of cases or figures that stood out to you, that you can discuss or debate with the interviewer to show that the content has inspired you and genuinely made an impact on your desire to study law at university.

    This will show them that you have analysed and thoroughly understood the content rather than just having made notes on it.

    I hope this helps,

    Ellie
 
 
 
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