Description : Language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning discusses the main sources of English law and explains how to work with legal texts in order to construct credible legal arguments which can be applied in coursework, exams or presentations. Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning Discusses how to find and understand sources of both domestic and European Union Law Develops effective disciplined study techniques, including referencing, general reading, writing and oral skills and explains how to make good use of the university print and e-library Contains chapters on writing law essays, problem questions and examinations, and on oral skills including presentations and mediation skills Packed full of practical examples and diagrams across the range of legal skills from language and research skills to mooting and negotiation, this textbook will be invaluable to law students seeking to acquire a range of discreet legal skills in order to use them together to produce competent assessed work.
Description : Language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning suggests a range of 'how-to' techniques for perfecting these academic and practical skills. It explains how to work with legal texts; how to read and write about the law; how to acquire effective disciplined study techniques; and how to construct legal arguments. Packed full of practical examples and diagrams across the range of legal skills from language and research skills to mooting and negotiation, this edition will be invaluable to law students seeking to acquire a deeper understanding of how to apply each discreet legal skill effectively. This restructured third edition is now additionally supported by a Companion Website offering a wealth of additional resources for individual and group work for both students and lecturers. For students, the Companion Website offers: workbooks for each part, containing guided practical and reflective tasks a series of ‘how-to’ exercises, which help to provide real-life legal skills examples and practice guidance on answering legal problem and essay-style questions self-test quizzes to consolidate learning for each individual legal skill. For lecturers, the Companion Website hosts: a set of PowerPoint slides of the diagrams in the text specimen seminar plans, with supplementary notes to provide support and inspiration for teaching legal skills sample legal skills assessment, and accompanying answers.
Description : The best-selling legal skills textbook in the market, Legal Skills is the essential guide for law students, encompassing all the academic and practical skills in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for students new to law, helping them make the transition from secondary education and giving them the skills they need to succeed from the beginning of their degree, through exams and assessments and into their future career. The first part covers 'Sources of Law' and includes information on finding and using legislation, ensuring an understanding of where the law comes from and how to use it. The second part covers 'Academic Legal Skills' and provides advice on general study and writing skills. This part also includes a section on referencing and avoiding plagiarism amongst a number of other chapters designed to help students through the different stages of the law degree. The third and final part is dedicated to 'Practical Legal Skills'; a section designed to help develop transferable skills in areas such as presentations and negotiations that will be highly valued by future employers. The text contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical and self-reflective approach to legal skills including self-test questions, diagrams and practical activities. Students are given the opportunity to take a 'hands on' approach to tackling a variety of legal skills from using cases to negotiation. Each skill is firmly set in its wider academic and professional context to encourage an integrated approach to the learning of legal skills. Legal Skills is accompanied by an innovative Online Resource Centre offering a full range of resources including: - Video clips of good and bad 'real life' moots in action bring the subject to life - Guidance on practical exercises and questions from the book so students can test themselves on essay writing, problem solving, revision and exam skills and compare against example answers with commentary - Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 200 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be customised and loaded on to a university VLE
Description : Among the many new skills law students have to acquire, using legal materials and solving legal problems are possibly the most important. It was with this in mind that the authors wrote this book which could be used to support a course of study in legal method, or be used as a self-teaching guide to the subject. The aim of the authors has been to bring together the theory, structure and practice of legal reasoning in a readily accessible style. The book explains how to uncover and exploit the mysteries of legal materials. This is then used to draw the student into the techniques of legal analysis and argument and the operation of precedent and statutory interpretation. Each chapter includes practical self-testing exercises designed to support the text. Throughout the book the authors also examine the permeating influence of EC law and the legal method employed by the Continental legal systems. This edition incorporates additional material on legal research and has been updated to take account of the Human Rights Act 1998.
Description : Written by leading authors with extensive experience in both teaching and practice, this established and trusted title equips the student with all the techniques of legal research, analysis, and argument they will need for their law course and beyond. The 9th edition has been fully updated toinclude recent debates such as the future of the Human Rights Act in the UK; it also continues to provide dedicated coverage on complex areas such as the operation of precedent, effective statutory interpretation, and European legal method. Holland and Webb take an engaging and practical approachwith examples and exercises throughout which allow students to develop their knowledge and their reasoning skills making this an ideal text for first year students.Learning Legal Rules is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, complete with a test bank of 200 multiple choice questions for use by lecturers, and self-test questions for students.
Description : Unlocking Legal Learning is an essential textbook for undergraduate students new to legal study. By explaining the different fields of this intricate subject and helping you to develop the skills to engage with it successfully, Unlocking Legal Learning will provide you with an essential foundation for your studies and future career. This third edition is fully up-to-date and incorporates new styles of assessment and learning resources. Support for your studies in Unlocking Legal Learning includes: Detailed information on how to succeed in mooting competitions, coursework, and dissertation assignments Numerous tips on how to take good notes and revise effectively for exams Advice on how to tackle problem-based questions and work well in groups Guidance on how to access and understand legal materials and references in print and online The Unlocking the Law series is designed to make the law accessible and covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units. The website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides additional resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers and revision mp3s.
Description : Confused by cases? Stuck on statutes? Or just unsure where to start with writing, research or revision? The Insider’s Guide to Legal Skills will show you what you need to succeed, applying skills in their real-world context and helping you get to grips with legal method and thinking. Making use of problem-based learning and examples throughout, this practical and accessible guide will provide you with a clear guide to skills within the law degree and how to make the most of them in assessment, but also help you to see their importance to a future legal career. Designed for LLB/GDL students who want a clear overview of what a law degree is all about, the book has been built on the skills curriculum, and is a suitable text for Legal Skills, Methods and Reasoning courses as well as a general introduction to law, or pre-reading for those considering a law degree.
Description : Legal skills are certain to play an essential role in the future of legal education at both the academic and professional stages. Advocacy, negotiation and fact-finding will be studied alongside the more traditional topics of statutory interpretation and precedent. Once acquired, these skillswill become fundamental to future studies and legal practice.;This is an introduction to the acquisition of critical legal skills, exploring how problems can be analyzed and how concepts like justice or efficiency may be used to argue for reform. The materials can be used as the basis of a firstyear course or an intensive introductory course in the first few weeks, or to develop skills throughout a three or four year course.
Description : Language skills,study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. Legal Method Reasoning offers a range of 'how to' 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.