Learning Legal Rules

Paperback | August 11, 2013

byJames Holland, Julian Webb

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When studying law, it is easy to become focused on the substantive aspects of the subject. In order to study and practice law effectively, it is essential not only to understand what the legal rules are, but also why they are as they are, and what consequences they might have. Learning Legal Rules brings together the theory, structure, and practice of legal reasoning in order for the reader to develop both their knowledge and reasoning skills. The book equips the student with the techniques of legal research, analysis and argument, and explains the operation of precedentas well as effective statutory interpretation. Learning Legal Rules has been used in common law countries around the world as a leading legal method guide for over twenty years.Online Resource Centre:Learning Legal Rules is accompanied by an online resource centre which provides self-test questions and web links for students. For lecturers, there are downloadable versions of figures and tables from the book as well as an extensive and fully customizable test bank.

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When studying law, it is easy to become focused on the substantive aspects of the subject. In order to study and practice law effectively, it is essential not only to understand what the legal rules are, but also why they are as they are, and what consequences they might have. Learning Legal Rules brings together the theory, structure...

James Holland is a Barrister, Professor of Employment Law, and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is also co-author of Employment Law 2013, LPC Guide (OUP, 2013). Julian Webb is Professor of Legal Education at the University of Warwick and Senior Associate Research Fe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:August 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199657491

ISBN - 13:9780199657490

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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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