Self-education used to be more about going to a library and working through the information there. Now, there are a lot more options, and especially when learning about the law, there are a tremendous number of opportunities that didn’t exist before.
Many of these new learning opportunities are based around online experiences, but some are the tried and true with a twist. The following five tips will get your education kick started in no time – visit “learn the law” websites and webpages, watch the YouTube videos that are a available on different topics, read the latest online law magazines, visit your local lawmaking offices, and brush up on history.
Visit “Learn the Law” Websites
One of your first stops in the journey to law self-education is going to be online through learn the law websites. Many law offices park these learn the law pages on their company websites, as something like a free service to anyone who is searching for specific information. They are tremendously valuable for people who are looking for specific data on certain types of legal issues. In addition to simple self-education desires, many people visit these pages if they need to learn about something before a court date.
Watch YouTube Videos
YouTube is still the best place to go on the Internet for educational topics free of charge. By researching reputable law video channels, you’ll be pointed in the direction of the most relevant information available, and the videos will often point you to deeper data during the course of each tutorial session, so you won’t have to fish around for the next topic that you’re particularly interested in.
Read Law Magazines
Another fantastic resource for self-education about the law is online law magazines. Your can read these law magazines from the comfort of your home desktop or from the browser on your mobile device. So even if you don’t have a lot of time to spend in one chunk of time, you can always bookmark the sites and come back to read later. These places are where you’ll find the most cutting edge information about court cases, as well.
Visit Your Local State Capitol and Ask Questions
Sometimes to get the full education experience, you need to actually visit the place where the laws are made. To that end, plan a visit to your state capital on a day trip. It will put the gravity of certain laws into context.
Brush Up on Law History
Also, there are a lot of law history websites that are out there and searchable. Though you might mostly be interested in modern interpretation, there are huge benefits to understanding where the legacy of certain laws came from in the first place.