What About Law

This book comes to the rescue by clearly setting out what a prospective law student can expect and why a student should choose to study law.

What About Law

“'What About Law?' succeeds where so many legal guidebooks fail ... [it] skilfully demystifies the law and ably proves its argument. The law is, indeed, all around us - and this book will whet your appetite to find out how and why.” – Alex Wade, The Times (of the previous edition) Law is one of the few subjects that the school leaver, choosing a degree course, will have very little real understanding of. This book comes to the rescue by clearly setting out what a prospective law student can expect and why a student should choose to study law. This new edition is updated to reflect the reality of studying law today, highlighting changes due to Brexit and reforms to constitutional law. The book covers the compulsory subjects every law student has to study: contract, criminal, property and trusts law, and brings them up to date. With a clear core structure and approach it takes a case from each of these subjects to illustrate legal issues and methodology. The writing style is accessible and has the audience – novices to law – firmly in mind. What About Law? shows how the study of law can be fun, intellectually stimulating and challenging. It introduces prospective students to the legal system, legal reasoning, critical thinking and argument. Written by a team of experienced teachers, this book should be read by every student about to embark on the study of law.

What About Law

Studying Law at University Catherine Barnard, Janet O'Sullivan, G J Virgo. WHAT. ABOUT. LAW? Law is one of the few subjects of which the school leaver, choosing a degree course, will have very little real understanding.

What About Law

“'What About Law?' succeeds where so many legal guidebooks fail ... [it] skilfully demystifies the law and ably proves its argument. The law is, indeed, all around us - and this book will whet your appetite to find out how and why.” – Alex Wade, The Times (of the previous edition) Law is one of the few subjects that the school leaver, choosing a degree course, will have very little real understanding of. This book comes to the rescue by clearly setting out what a prospective law student can expect and why a student should choose to study law. This new edition is updated to reflect the reality of studying law today, highlighting changes due to Brexit and reforms to constitutional law. The book covers the compulsory subjects every law student has to study: contract, criminal, property and trusts law, and brings them up to date. With a clear core structure and approach it takes a case from each of these subjects to illustrate legal issues and methodology. The writing style is accessible and has the audience – novices to law – firmly in mind. What About Law? shows how the study of law can be fun, intellectually stimulating and challenging. It introduces prospective students to the legal system, legal reasoning, critical thinking and argument. Written by a team of experienced teachers, this book should be read by every student about to embark on the study of law.

The Successful Law Student An Insider s Guide to Studying Law

The lists are in alphabetical order, not order of importance/preference—just pick and choose whatever you fancy. Books: ○ Catherine Barnard, Janet O'Sullivan, and graham Virgo, What about Law? Studying Law at University (hart ...

The Successful Law Student  An Insider s Guide to Studying Law

The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is the ultimate companion for all prospective and current law students. Packed full of insights, advice and perspectives from current and past law students it is the only student guide to offer you the inside track on how to make the most of your law degree and your time at university. The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is perfect for you whether you're taking a one-, two-, three- or four-year degree course or planning to take a year abroad, whether you're a full-time, part-time, or mature student, or whether you'll be balancing your studies with work or other commitments. The focus is on the things that will make a big difference to your student experience, including making a smooth transition to university level study, getting the most out of lectures and feedback from tutors, advice on how to approach law exams, and finding a rewarding career. Complemented by a variety of insider voices from students and alumni, which add valuable context and real-life insight, Imogen Moore and Craig Newbery-Jones use their extensive experience as law teachers to explore the learning process and look beyond it to consider the wider definition of success, and help you manage the pressures of legal study. Digital formats This edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats. The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools and navigation features. www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

Letters to a Law Student

A guide to studying law at university, this text will help those who are thinking about studying law at university decide whether doing a law degree is the right option for them.

Letters to a Law Student

Letters to a Law Student relays all that a prospective law student needs to know before embarking on their studies. It provides a useful guide to those considering a law degree or conversion course and helps students prepare for what can be a daunting first year of study.

Rethinking the Law School

practical advice for law teachers.76 Another example is a website hosted by Leiden University with best practices, tools, educational literature and blogs.77 As law teachers across the world, we need to become more involved in ...

Rethinking the Law School

Written by a former dean, this book offers a unique understanding of challenges facing legal education, research, publishing and governance.

Thinking Critically About Law

Suggested reading Barnard, Catherine, Janet O'Sullivan and Graham Virgo (2011) What About Law? Studying Law at University. London: Hart Publishing. 3 Academic opinions The third source of legal authorities is academic opinions.

Thinking Critically About Law

So you’ve arrived at university, you’ve read the course handbook and you’re ready to learn the law. But is knowing the law enough to get you the very best marks? And what do your lecturers mean when they say you need to develop critical and analytical skills? When is it right to put your own views forward? What are examiners looking for when they give feedback to say that your work is too descriptive? This book explores what it means to think critically and offers practical tips and advice for students to develop the process, skill and ability of thinking critically while studying law. The book investigates the big questions such as: What is law? and What is ‘thinking critically’? How can I use critical thinking to get better grades in assessments? What is the role of critical thinking in the work place? These questions and more are explored in Thinking Critically About Law. Whether you have limited prior experience of critical thinking or are looking to improve your performance in assessments, this book is the ideal tool to help you enhance your capacity to question, challenge, reflect and problematize what you learn about the law throughout your studies and beyond.

Columbia Law Times

John M. Ormond , University of Michigan Law Schoo .. sation for the much greater loss that must Frank W. Morrasy ... we must When the ordinary college graduate read law , study law , talk law and think sees that this school offers ...

Columbia Law Times


Legal Education in Asia

However, this requirement was sharply criticised for forcing law students to waste their time on non-law courses. In 1966, the university decided to reduce the length of general studies to one year. During the first year, the students ...

Legal Education in Asia

Legal Education in Asia: From Imitation to Innovation is a curated collection of case studies that critically examine how conventional "transplanted" approaches to legal education are, or are on the cusp of being, redesigned across East Asia.

How to Study Law

This is an introductory book for those tackling legal subjects for the first time. The guide sets out to teach the reader to understand, assess and use legal source materials.

How to Study Law

This is an introductory book for those tackling legal subjects for the first time. The guide sets out to teach the reader to understand, assess and use legal source materials. It demonstrates how to find, read and analyze a variety of legal materials - cases, statutes, artivles, textbooks - and contains coverage of both specific legal techniques and of the more general study skills needed by any student. This edition has been updated to take into account developments in courses (for example the introduction of the Legal Practice Course). New cases are used in work through exercises, and there is greater emphasis on EC law and materials.

How Does Law Matter

STUDYING HOW LAW MATTERS : AN INTRODUCTION BRYANT G. GARTH AUSTIN SARAT he question of how law matters has long been fundamental to the field of law and society . Going back to Pound's ( 1917 ) famous identification of the gap between ...

How Does Law Matter

The question of how law matters has long been fundamental to the law and society field. Social science scholarship has repeatedly demonstrated that law matters less, or differently, than those who study only legal doctrine would have us believe. Yet research in this field depends on a belief in the relevance of law, no matter how often gaps are identified. The essays in this collection show how law is relevant in both an instrumental and a constitutive sense, as a tool to accomplish particular purposes and as an important force in shaping the everyday worlds in which we live. Essays examine these issues by focusing on legal consciousness, the body, discrimination, and colonialism as well as on more traditional legal concerns such as juries and criminal justice.

National Implementation of International Humanitarian Law

good manual of military law is an indispensable work of reference for a lawyer who may be called upon to acquire a specialist ... whether those students are recruits , young officers or undergraduates studying law at university .

National Implementation of International Humanitarian Law

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Documents of the Senate of the State of New York

Shall we say to him , you can not begin the study of law or medicine , unless you can pass a scholastic examination upon the subjects required of boys for entrance to college ? Assume that he had four or five years ago completed a fair ...

Documents of the Senate of the State of New York


Ohio Northern University Intramural Law Review

General Information Ohio Northern University, founded in 1871, has 2,600 students studying in the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, and College of Law. The College of Law is part of a University ...

Ohio Northern University Intramural Law Review


The Law Student s Helper

D. , Dean of the College of Law , University of Minnesota , assisted by Prof. ... M. , of the same College . ... just as a man wants to be talked to - an answer to the question The Business Man's Commercial Law “ Shall I Study Law ?

The Law Student s Helper


Thinking Critically about Law

This book explores what it means to think critically and offers practical tips and advice for students to develop the process, skill and ability of thinking critically while studying law.

Thinking Critically about Law

So you¿ve arrived at university, you¿ve read the course handbook and you¿re ready to learn the law. But is knowing the law enough to get you the very best marks? And what do your lecturers mean when they say you need to develop critical and analytical skills? When is it right to put your own views forward? What are examiners looking for when they give feedback to say that your work is too descriptive? This book explores what it means to think critically and offers practical tips and advice for students to develop the process, skill and ability of thinking critically while studying law. The book investigates the big questions such as: What is law? and What is ¿thinking critically¿? How can I use critical thinking to get better grades in assessments? What is the role of critical thinking in the work place? These questions and more are explored in Thinking Critically About Law. Whether you have limited prior experience of critical thinking or are looking to improve your performance in assessments, this book is the ideal tool to help you enhance your capacity to question, challenge, reflect and problematize what you learn about the law throughout your studies and beyond.

Gender and Judging

The low enrolment and retention rates in secondary school hampered their eligibility to enter university and study law. This was more so because the entry qualifications for law faculties are among the highest.

Gender and Judging

Does gender make a difference to the way the judiciary works and should work? Or is gender-blindness a built-in prerequisite of judicial objectivity? If gender does make a difference, how might this be defined? These are the key questions posed in this collection of essays, by some 30 authors from the following countries; Argentina, Cambodia, Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands, the Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, Syria and the United States. The contributions draw on various theoretical approaches, including gender, feminist and sociological theories. The book's pressing topicality is underlined by the fact that well into the modern era male opposition to women's admission to, and progress within, the judicial profession has been largely based on the argument that their very gender programmes women to show empathy, partiality and gendered prejudice - in short essential qualities running directly counter to the need for judicial objectivity. It took until the last century for women to begin to break down such seemingly insurmountable barriers. And even now, there are a number of countries where even this first step is still waiting to happen. In all of them, there remains a more or less pronounced glass ceiling to women's judicial careers.

Judicial Decisions in International Law Argumentation

In his theory, source of law stands for 'the general factors (motive components) which guide the judge when fixing ... Law' in H Klug and S Engle Merry (eds), The New Legal Realism – Studying Law Globally (Cambridge University Press, ...

Judicial Decisions in International Law Argumentation

This book explores the question of how the multiplication of judicial decisions on international law has influenced the way in which legal findings in international law adjudication are justified. International law practitioners frequently cite judicial decisions to persuade. Courts interpreting international law are no exception to this practice. However, judicial decisions do much more than persuading: they enable and constrain interpretive discretion. Instead of taking the road of the sources of international law, this book turns to the somewhat uncharted terrain of legal argumentation. Using international criminal law as a case study, it shows how the growing number of judicial decisions has normalised courts' resort to them in legal justification and enabled some argumentative practices to become constitutive of international law. In so doing, it critically revisits the implications of an iterative use of judicial decisions, and reassesses the influence of the 'judicialisation turn' on the ways in which the meaning of international law is formed, shaped and reshaped by reference to judicial decisions.

The Official Guide to U S Law Schools

Law schools will usually look at the college or university you attended, what courses you took, and how well you performed in specific courses. They will usually consider personal statements (essays), letters of recommendation, ...

The Official Guide to U S  Law Schools


The Michigan Argonaut

University also , until last spring's little unpleasantness Clarence Childs is studying law in the office of the ... F. A. Robinson will graduate in the Law School this year , having At the recent session of the Detroit conference a ...

The Michigan Argonaut


World Criminal Justice Systems

Moreover, the traditional method of studying law came to an abrupt halt with the abolition of university law departments. With the passage of the 1936 Constitution, the Soviet leaders reversed themselves by opting for a view of law ...

World Criminal Justice Systems

World Criminal Justice Systems, Ninth Edition, provides an understanding of major world criminal justice systems by discussing and comparing the systems of six of the world’s countries -- each representative of a different type of legal system. An additional chapter on Islamic law uses three examples to illustrate the range of practice within Sharia. Political, historical, organizational, procedural, and critical issues confronting the justice systems are explained and analyzed. Each chapter contains material on government, police, judiciary, law, corrections, juvenile justice, and other critical issues. The ninth edition features an introduction directing students to the resources they need to understand comparative criminal justice theory and methodology. The chapter on Russia includes consideration of the turmoil in post-Soviet successor states, and the final chapter on Islamic law examines the current status of criminal justice systems in the Middle East.