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How to prepare for the lawyer’s exam | MGillin Law

Studying jurisprudence is a considerable commitment, with years of intense preparation and analysis, alternating with moments of practice and training also in the field. Like all university courses, clearly, the achievement of the degree is nothing but the beginning of another path, destined to the choice of a career and a professional outlet. For the vast majority of law graduates, of course, this outlet is the profession of lawyer, with the conduct of the forensic practice and the passing of the examination of qualification for the profession. The qualifying examination for the lawyer is structured in three written tests and an oral exam , and requires a profound preparation both manual and jurisprudential and procedural. Here then  cHow to prepare for the lawyer’s exam? How to study for lawyer qualification and how to organize.

Prepare for the lawyer’s exam: the study of the manuals
The writing of the certification exam takes place every year in December, so the dates are roughly unchanged in each exam session. This allows all the participants to organize themselves on time, setting up the study of the manuals with the simultaneous carrying out of the forensic practice. If, in fact, near the dates, it is perhaps a good strategy to spend more time preparing, studying more diligently (and then agreeing with your dominus to stay at home), starting to solidify the preparation already in the previous months helps do not get too late in December with the program.

This suggestion does not necessarily apply to everyone: there are also candidates who have studied working, without taking breaks or being away from professional commitments, managing to prepare themselves in the same way with accuracy. Any strategy can be useful, as long as it works for the person who is preparing, and who inevitably knows their strengths and weaknesses.

Prepare for the lawyer’s examination: drafting the opinions and the act
One aspect should never be underestimated: we are talking about a written test, in which one asks to argue a partisan position through two opinions and a judicial act. The classical theoretical preparation, therefore, of a university and manual form, certainly serves, but up to a certain point. On the other hand, it is essential, and indispensable, to practice writing, both carrying out opinions and preparing deeds. There are many texts on the market that illustrate the techniques of drafting and carrying out that contain opinions and acts performed:

practice to do them, without reading them and just trying but to trace the lineup and then verifying the proposed course, allows you to monitor your progress and become increasingly rapid in writing. Greater awareness and security are acquired by practicing at home, in comfort, and there are more possibilities to manage the track at the time of the lawyer’s exam, where stress and fatigue are much greater. The same goes for thedrafting of the judicial act : from the practical point of view, especially if you intend to choose the civil procedural law in the examination, it is essential to have exercised – several times – to draw up all the possible types that may be submitted during the examination.

On the other hand, this whole exercise can never disregard the consultation of the codes, both commented and without reference to jurisprudential references. However, since the law has changed, and soon the codes admitted during the examinationwill no longer be those noted with jurisprudence, the cut of the study will certainly be more focused on strengthening the memory on what may be the most important sentences that have been there in recent years.

It is not a matter of learning them all by heart, but focusing on the most striking jurisprudential overturns, on the united sections that have solved long-standing controversies discussed in jurisprudence. Also in this case, it is possible to check in the bookshop, as there are numerous texts that summarize the main innovations facing the hottest topics from the point of view of jurisprudential oscillations, and it is essential to prepare diagrams, summaries or summary tables for a quick review of the last minute. Each of us has his method,