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Learn Law the Visual Way


Too many cases to read? Too many words in each case? 
Well, if you're going to succeed in the legal profession as a paralegal, legal executive or even a lawyer, you have to learn how to process hundreds of pages of legal text - no escaping that. But if you just want a quick overview of some of the important legal cases in various areas of law, you can try this website. 
The Visual Law School will feature comic strips, animated cartoons and various other ways of illustrating legal cases and principles in visual form. Subscribe to this blog and to the YouTube channel if you want to keep up to date with new material.
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