UCL Faculty of Laws


Dr Steven Vaughan talks to The Guardian about how to write good legal essays

25 October 2018

Dr Steven Vaughan talked to The Guardian about why the best essays take discipline, editing, and teamwork

Steven Vaughan, UCL Faculty of Laws Senior Lecturer

Dr Steven Vaughan, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law at UCL Laws, has been interviewed in The Guardian on areas such as his best advice for students, why law essays differ to other subjects and what the most common mistakes can be.

The article follows an exercise Dr Vaughan undertook with his current UCL Laws students where they were invited to mark an essay, only to discover after that it was written by himself when an undergraduate. Dr Vaughan was demonstrating to his students that good essay writing takes time and practice, and not to worry if they are not submitting perfect pieces of work from day one. 

Read the article, and Dr Vaughan's advice, in full