Legal method & reasoning

Legal method & reasoning

Legal method & reasoning

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > General

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Sharon Hanson
  • Biografical Information: Sharon Hanson, LLB, MA, is Director of the Legal Studies Programme and Director of the Theology Diploma in the Faculty of Continuing Education at Birkbeck College, University of London.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London ; Portland, Or. : Cavendish Pub., 2003
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Other titles: Legal method and reasoning
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Short Description

XVI, 476 p. : ILl. ; 25 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Legal method & reasoning is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Sharon Hanson.
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 36 editions
  • First edition Date: 1986
  • Last edition Date: 2016
  • General Notes: Rev. ed. of: Legal method. 1999.
  • Languages: British English, Chinese
  • Library of Congress Code: KD640
  • Dewey Code: 340.1
  • ISBN: 1859417833 9781859417836
  • OCLC: 51991785

Publisher Description:

Language skills,study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are VItal to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. <i>Legal Method &amp
offers a range of ‘how to&apos
techniques for acquiring these skills. It shows how to handle and use legal texts, how to read and write about the law, how to acquire disciplined study techniques and how to construct legal arguments.
This new edition will be of value to both undergraduate and postgraduate law students.

Main Contents

The power of language
Reading and understanding legislation
Reading and understanding law reports
Reading English law: the European dimension
Reading books about law: a reading strategy
Legal argument construction
Writing essays and answers to problem questions
A demonstration: using primary and secondary legal texts to construct arguments in answer to one particular question
Conclusion. Appendix 1. English primary texts
Appendix 2. The European dimension (1) primary and secondary texts
Appendix 3. The European dimension (2) Factortame case study materials and extracts from Tillotson.

Summary Note

Written to provide an integrated teaching tool for courses in legal method, this book encourages debate and critical thinking in new students. It covers the “how to” of language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge.

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