The Coach’s “Tool Box”
Becoming a student is a job in itself, and during this period of transition, the Law School offers many tools which aim to help students develop during their undergraduate studies in Law, starting from Block 1 to Block 3.
6 tools to facilitate student success:
1. Legal Methodology
This teaching unit called “Legal Methodology” aims to build the tools necessary for a good understanding of legal matters. It also promotes the development of methods of organisation, structure and learning materials.
This covers several topics:
- The receiving and processing of verbal information (e.g. analysis and comprehension of texts, including structure, summary, reforumalation, use of ad hoc legal vocabulary)
- Standards of, and advice on, writing assignments
- Rules of referencing legal sources
- Standards and advice on how the library works and putting quick research methods of legal sources (e.g. legislation, doctrine and jurisprudence) into practice
- Applying various methods covered during the year in a project designed to prepare students for oral exams through role plays in the form of a mock trial.
2. Success Strategies
As a complement to certain courses and related practical work, this remediation activity and coaching, provided by the teaching assistant, focuses on implementing strategies in terms of methodology, clarification of course content and the motivation and mobilisation of students.
3. Individual Coaching
These individual, tailored meetings between the student and teaching assistant are created based on trust, and include an effective follow-up of the student throughout their undergraduate studies. These meetings are scheduled at the student’s request.
4. Educational Support
These support sessions are organised in small groups. They are designed to support students throughout the year, according to their needs and specific requests. Their primary purpose is to help student to understand legal matters, organise their workload and prepare for exams.
5. Practical Workshops
These sessions allow students to immerse themselves in legal life. Activities include attending a trial at the Appeals Court, visiting Belgian and European courts and parliamentary institutions, hearing testimonies from various figures from the legal world (e.g. lawyers, judges, etc.), among others. Linked to other teachings included in the Bachelor’s programme, these workshops allow students to develop their critical thinking skills and contribute to gradually building their capacity for interdisciplinary legal analysis.
6. Summer Remediation Workshops
These sessions are organised by the teaching assistant to best help students prepare for study leave and their second examination session. They take place in a constructive atmosphere that promotes learning with a collective follow-up tailored to the students’ needs.