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    Thinking of doing Law at Bournemouth uni, whats the time table like? may be able to communicate from home if its not too dire...early starts??
    Are they strict if I cant be bothered to get up and go to lectures, assume I can watch them online?
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    (Original post by dollydumpdrops)
    Hi
    Thinking of doing Law at Bournemouth uni, whats the time table like? may be able to communicate from home if its not too dire...early starts??
    Are they strict if I cant be bothered to get up and go to lectures, assume I can watch them online?
    Lol. Whats the point in going to University if you 'can't be bothered' to turn up to lectures that will give you all the knowledge and understand you need?
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    (Original post by jdddd)
    Lol. Whats the point in going to University if you 'can't be bothered' to turn up to lectures that will give you all the knowledge and understand you need?
    They don't give you all the knowledge and understanding you need, usually. You have to read the textbook yourself, the statutes, read bits of the cases, read journal articles. All this things are extensively reduced to bulletpoints in a lecture. Now what is better: to read all that stuff yourself, or take 10 hours off your work to get a simplified version of the readings?

    All this is besides the point because OP said they want to watch them online, without having to turn up. The lecturers will still give OP that crucial knowledge and understanding -- well, they will if they're recorded.
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    They don't give you all the knowledge and understanding you need, usually. You have to read the textbook yourself, the statutes, read bits of the cases, read journal articles. All this things are extensively reduced to bulletpoints in a lecture. Now what is better: to read all that stuff yourself, or take 10 hours off your work to get a simplified version of the readings?

    All this is besides the point because OP said they want to watch them online, without having to turn up. The lecturers will still give OP that crucial knowledge and understanding -- well, they will if they're recorded.
    Law, especially first year is not all about reading case Law, statues etc. Its mostly learning the terms, especially latin terms. Reading through books wouldn't give you an understand of it.

    Its still a bad work ethic to get a good grade isn't it? 'Can't be bothered', makes Law sound easy.
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    (Original post by jdddd)
    Law, especially first year is not all about reading case Law, statues etc. Its mostly learning the terms, especially latin terms. Reading through books wouldn't give you an understand of it.
    It most assuredly will give you an understanding of the Latinisms. Not that I came across many Latinisms during my law degree.* Latin legal terminology is more pervasive in the US and civil law countries.

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    *The main ones I can think of: mens rea, actus reus; ratio decidendi and obiter dicta, stare decisis; ex turpi causa and volenti fit injuria.



    Its still a bad work ethic to get a good grade isn't it? 'Can't be bothered', makes Law sound easy.
    It is quite easy to be fair. I think OP has a legitimate reason for not making it to class, if they have to commute in. It says little about laziness, more about their living arrangements.
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    It most assuredly will give you an understanding of the Latinisms. Not that I came across many Latinisms during my law degree.* Latin legal terminology is more pervasive in the US and civil law countries.

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    *The main ones I can think of: mens rea, actus reus; ratio decidendi and obiter dicta, stare decisis; ex turpi causa and volenti fit injuria.


    I've come across many, of which, a lot are important to know. As in; Mens Rea, Actus rea, Ratio deciendi etc.


    It is quite easy to be fair. I think OP has a legitimate reason for not making it to class, if they have to commute in. It says little about laziness, more about their living arrangements.
    What year are you in? Its not really now thats hard. More if you do graduate and go to LPC and BPTC. They require and a Law degree still requires hard work. Note the OP said 'If I can't be bothered to get up' not anything to with transportation. For me thats a lack of motivation, if you're not bothered don't do the degree simples. Of course you don't NEED to go to lectures. But they help loads. If you can't be bothered to get up of a morning, to learn about Law you probably don't have much interest in it.
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    (Original post by jdddd)
    What year are you in? Its not really now thats hard. More if you do graduate and go to LPC and BPTC. They require and a Law degree still requires hard work. Note the OP said 'If I can't be bothered to get up' not anything to with transportation. For me thats a lack of motivation, if you're not bothered don't do the degree simples. Of course you don't NEED to go to lectures. But they help loads. If you can't be bothered to get up of a morning, to learn about Law you probably don't have much interest in it.
    I am on an LLM. Granted, the terms are more familiar to me than a first year. Nevertheless, they can be learnt by Googling, short guides on undergrad law, etc. My lecturers certainly never taught me them; they came from my pre-reading.
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    I am on an LLM. Granted, the terms are more familiar to me than a first year. Nevertheless, they can be learnt by Googling, short guides on undergrad law, etc. My lecturers certainly never taught me them; they came from my pre-reading.
    For me, I learn loads from Lectures. You should have a better reason not to turn up than 'Can't be bothered to wake up'.

    Oh cool, I looked at the Law Masters, its definitely something I want to look at in the future. But, what more can you do with it? Can you earn a better wage after graduating? Such as after graduating an LLB course, I could go to LPC or BPTC school. Does a Masters guarantee better wages after?
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    (Original post by jdddd)
    For me, I learn loads from Lectures. You should have a better reason not to turn up than 'Can't be bothered to wake up'.

    Oh cool, I looked at the Law Masters, its definitely something I want to look at in the future. But, what more can you do with it? Can you earn a better wage after graduating? Such as after graduating an LLB course, I could go to LPC or BPTC school. Does a Masters guarantee better wages after?
    True, but the point is not that you do not gain knowledge and understanding from lectures. The point is that you can gain just as much knowledge from reading the slides, and doing your own reading of the primary and secondary sources. Further, OP stated s/he is willing to watch the lectures online and the reason they're disinclined to attend is person is because they would be commuting in.

    Well, I did my master's because I specialise in a niche area of law and it's preferable to have postgrad in it, perhaps even PhD (which I am considering). Master's on average does increase your earnings, but that wasn't my motivation for doing it.
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    True, but the point is not that you do not gain knowledge and understanding from lectures. The point is that you can gain just as much knowledge from reading the slides, and doing your own reading of the primary and secondary sources. Further, OP stated s/he is willing to watch the lectures online and the reason they're disinclined to attend is person is because they would be commuting in.

    Well, I did my master's because I specialise in a niche area of law and it's preferable to have postgrad in it, perhaps even PhD (which I am considering). Master's on average does increase your earnings, but that wasn't my motivation for doing it.
    I find them very helpful.

    What area? My interest in a particular area is Criminal Law. Oh ok, sounds cool, how many years does a PhD take? Masters is a year isn't it?
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    I find them very helpful.
    But again that's not the point.


    What area? My interest in a particular area is Criminal Law. Oh ok, sounds cool, how many years does a PhD take? Masters is a year isn't it?
    Master's is a year full-time and a PhD is three years full-time. Currently I am doing international commercial/economic law, but my focus is shipping. Speaking of criminal, though I am very far removed from a criminal specialist, I chose to do a random half-module on the treaties underpinning extradition and mutual legal assistance. Would not recommend.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    But again that's not the point.

    Well, you said you do not gain knowledge from lectures. Maybe we're misunderstanding each other.


    Master's is a year full-time and a PhD is three years full-time. Currently I am doing international commercial/economic law, but my focus is shipping. Speaking of criminal, though I am very far removed from a criminal specialist, I chose to do a random half-module on the treaties underpinning extradition and mutual legal assistance. Would not recommend.
    Damn. Good luck - wish you the best. I have a friend who wants to go into international shipping Law. Hahaha just reading that I thought, no thanks lol. The area of Criminal Law I want to specialise in, is the detention and detainment of suspects in Police custody.
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    (Original post by dollydumpdrops)
    Hi
    Thinking of doing Law at Bournemouth uni, whats the time table like? may be able to communicate from home if its not too dire...early starts??
    Are they strict if I cant be bothered to get up and go to lectures, assume I can watch them online?
    Hi there!
    My name is Alice and I am a student ambassador for BU.
    That's great that you're thinking of studying Law here at Bournemouth University. I don't study Law but I do know that you are usually in uni 3 or 4 days a week and the times that you start/finish can vary week by week at points - earliest lectures are 9am if that helps with your commuting queries. May I ask how far away you live from BU? Also, many courses don't record their lectures so you're not able to watch them online, so I wouldn't rely on that!
    Please feel free to ask me any other questions that you may have!
    Alice
 
 
 
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