November: Year 2 of the Barrister-at-Law Degree Programme

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Let’s unpack this month. The second month of Year 2 of the course.

Table of Contents:

For 1 day and 1 day only – Drafting

This month was a little different – in that, we had one in-person Drafting day on a Saturday and then we had Conveyancing on the Sunday, which was online! This was perhaps the first weekend whereby we don’t have as much prep work to do that is as labour-intensive as previous weekends have been. It was quite chill, far form strenuous. It was GREAT.

For Drafting, we had a talk in the morning by a member of the judiciary on how to draft well and offered some tips too. Following that, we were given a set of facts and asked to draft various documents for it. We were drafting a full set of papers of a PI action.

The Drafting weekend was a useful day in which we were reminded of how to draft effectively, succinctly but to be quite honest with you – just how to draft! Apart from the last civil weekend that was entirely on judicial review, we hadn’t drafted for a number of months so it was a useful exercise to remind ourselves to the essence of drafting and what is required of us.

Conveyancing

Conveyancing was entirely online on the Sunday. As a commuter, this was great for me as it minimised m my travel time. You can see in my featured image that I got a pink cup of coffee!! I figured I might as well treat myself to something nice to start off my Sunday, especially having classes on a Sunday!

Conveyancing was ok, but wouldn’t necessarily be my favourite module. What a trip down memory lane that it was – this module took me right back to my college days learning Property Law learning about different types of ownerships, the family home and easements. Easements!? Have not seen nor used that word in a very very long time.

The day itself was fine, a lot of reading was involved. We didn’t have a conveyancing weekend – rather it was split across different weekends, so this was the first of the 2 days of the module and the next sitting was in a few weeks time.

Final ‘submissions’:

This is my report until the next one. Let’s see what the rest of this year and what remains of the course will bring! If anything I’ve written here has piqued your interested in becoming a Barrister – I would recommend that you have a look at my Becoming-a-Barrister Diary series as I am documenting my experience as a BL student (as you’ve read already) – click here !

If you want more real-time updates, I recommend that you check out my Instagram as I document my experience in real-time. I’m most active there. If you haven’t connected with me yet, here’s my Instagram! Don’t be shy – come and say hi! You’ll find me yapping away thereβœ¨πŸ§ πŸ‘©πŸ½‍πŸŽ“πŸ“šβ˜•οΈπŸ“ΈπŸ’­

I’ll see you at the next entry,

Janet.

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