1. Blowing Your Mind
Our primary objective at MLT is to expand your mind. We are all about developing well-rounded, critical thinking lawyers who know how to think outside of the box. In our experience most law students feel overloaded with too much legal content. While it is essential that we help you to understand this content, our aim is to get you thinking in an interesting and creative way about the law.
We think of it as though our tutors have one hour to "blow your mind". We believe that if we can stimulate your thinking about the law, then this will have the follow-on effect of increasing your marks. That is, if you are interested in a particular law subject, you tend to excel at it.
2. A Few Principles
We recognise the great importance of the legal traditions for modern life. But we are not traditionalists. We believe in thinking critically about the law, and if necessary, re-creating it. And so we believe in not only looking back to the past, but also looking forward to the future of the law (and shaping the future via the law). That is, in a way MLT is about reform. Here's a thought:
"When I hear any man talk of an unalterable law, the only effect it produces on me is to convince me that he is an unalterable fool" (Sydney Smith (1771-1845) The Peter Plymley Letters, 1852, IV).
And so we also believe in the great importance of social justice. Additionally, we think that the law should not only be viewed through the prism of commercial advantage. Given this perspective, it's no wonder our tutors take a dynamic approach.
3. Our Dynamic Tutors
We specifically avoid recruiting very traditional and "black letter" tutors. Instead, all of our tutors are recruited because they are not only specialists in their field of the law, but because they are lively lawyers who not only are good thinkers, but who can help their students to excel. This approach tends to energise and motivate you - and to improve your marks. This is precisely the sort of assistance you (unfortunately) don't receive at university. Book a session with one of our specialist law tutors now.
A final challenging thought: "Lawyers do not take law reform seriously - there is no reason why they should. They think the law exists as the atmosphere exists, and the notion that it could be improved is too startling to entertain" (Lord Goodman, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 1982, p. 38).