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Skills for law students

Skills for law students

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD661

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Helen Carr, Sarah Carter, (Law teacher) Helen Carr
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
  • Type: Book
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Short Description

XXIX, 522 pages : color ILlustrations ; 27 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

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

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Responsable Person: Helen Carr, Sarah Carter, Kirsty Horsey.
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 6 editions
  • First edition Date: 2009
  • Last edition Date: 2009
  • General Notes: Includes index.
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD661
  • Dewey Code: 340
  • ISBN: 9780199532193 0199532192
  • OCLC: 298178666

Main Contents

1. Introduction; I. STUDY SKILLS; 2. Managing your time; 3. Writing good English; 4. Taking notes; 5. Working in groups; 6. Contributing to seminars and tutorials; 7. Avoiding plagiarism; 8. Thinking critically; 9. Thinking creatively; 10. Reflecting on your work; II. RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL SKILLS; 11. Embarking on research; 12. Using a law library; 13. Sources of law; 14. Citing legal authorities; 15. Using law books; 16. Using legal journals; 17. Using legal databases; 18. Using reference materials; III. LEGAL METHOD; 19. Reading statutes and the legislative process; 20. Understanding judicial interpretation of statutes; 21. Reading cases I: the basics; 22. Reading cases II: the rule of precedent and the opertation of ratio decidendi; 23. Reading cases III: developing a strategy for reading judgments; 24. Reading cases IV: a complex case; IV. ACADEMIC AND ASSESSMENT SKILLS; 25. Writing essays; 26. Writing extended essays and dissertations; 27. Anwering problem questions; 28. Revising for and succeding in exams; V. PRACTICAL SKILLS; 29. Making presentations; 30. Mooting; 31. Interviewing; 32. Negotiating and alternative dispute resolution; Glossary; Key abbreviations; Index

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