Learning Legal Rules: A Students Guide to Legal Method and Reasoning

Paperback | May 7, 2016

byJames Holland, Julian Webb

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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.

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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...

James Holland is a Barrister and Professor Emeritus at Bristol Law School, the University of the West of England. Julian Webb is Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School. He is former Director of the UK Centre for Legal Education and led the research phase of the Legal Education and Training Review.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:May 7, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Understanding the law2. Finding the law3. Reading the law4. From reading to writing5. Law, fact, and language6. The doctrine of judicial precedent7. How precedent operates: ratio decidendi and obiter dictum8. Making sense of statutes9. Interpreting statutes10. 'Bringing rights home': legal method and convention rights11. European legal method12. Exploiting legal reasoning

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"A sophisticated introduction to legal method and academic skills for lawyers... An incredibly valuable resource." --Jeremy Marshall, Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool