Why law students should consider writing a dissertation!

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Why law students should consider writing a dissertation ~ Rabah Kherbane, The Guardian, Friday 3 July 2015.

It’s a daunting project to take on, but writing a dissertation can give you skills that will be useful in your career.

Female student in library
‘Graduates who have completed dissertations have what many others don’t – a specialism, and potentially useful knowledge that can set them apart.’Photograph: Alamy

Generally, writing a dissertation is not compulsory. But for law students in particular, it may be worth considering.

It was last year’s conflict in Gaza that encouraged me to write a dissertation. I wanted to find out what the law had to say about such a contentious topic. Luckily, at most law schools you can be flexible with the focus of your dissertation.

A fellow student at City Law School wrote his on the exception of parodies to copyright law. While others in my cohort wrote about…

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