Technology reviews by First Year Law Students


  • Sarah Crofts University of Greenwich



Assessment, Writing skills


First year Law students submitted technology reviews as part of an assessment for their Legal Method course with the promise that the best reviews would be submitted to Compass. They were asked to base their reviews on “any freely available app, tool, piece of software which you feel has a benefit for anyone studying or teaching LAW”.

Author Biography

Sarah Crofts, University of Greenwich

Sarah Crofts is a based in the Greenwich campus library and is Senior Academic Services Librarian for Law and Criminology. She is interested in the general area of students’ digital literacy and is is co-author (with Irene Barranco, Maggie Leharne and Rachael Hartiss) of the iPROGRESS online information skills course. Sarah is also an Associate Teaching Fellow and participates in teaching legal research on the Law School courses.


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