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Lawyering Toolkit: Introduction

Working towards a national framework for law literacy


Welcome to the Lawyering Toolkit

This toolkit will support you in using legal resources during your study and open up a learning pathway from first principles to the workplace.

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Lawyering Skills Pathway

It is suitable for all students whether studying pure law or other disciplines and those who wish to see how Law operates within and impacts on Society. The toolkit is organised using a scaffolded approach where each section builds on information learned in the previous one. The focus is on providing information at the point of need and aims to address issues from novice to expert.

Starter Skills 

Smarter Skills 

Top Notch Skills 

Employability Skills 

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Professional Skills

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Non-Legal Professional Skills

Offers support for those who are new students to the subject of Law

Builds on the starter pack  so you become more proficient at finding legal information Follows on from the Smarter skills pack covering advanced legal information literacy skills

Has a focus on employability and what a graduate will need to enter the legal workplace.

Provides information to help you excel in the workplace, from onboarding to retirement. Intended for those who are not from a Law background but need to find legal information

This guide has been created by Susan Boyle, Virginia Conrick, Ann O'Sullivan and Pattie Punch as a collaborative initiative through the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Irish Group.