Legal Skills

Paperback | June 14, 2009

byEmily Finch, Stefan Fafinski

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Legal Skills encompasses all the academic and practical legal skills essential to the law student in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for first year law students and is also a valuable resource for those studying law at any level. Clearly structured in three parts, the book covers the full range of legal skills including finding and using legislation, writing essays, answering problem questions, mooting, and more. The book contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical approach to legal skills. Self-testquestions and diagrams are set in a user-friendly colour design. Longer activities with step-by-step guidance provide a grounded, 'hands on' experience of tackling a variety of legal skills from using cases to negotiation. Each skill is firmly set in its wider academic and professional context toencourage an integrated approach to the learning of legal skills. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an innovative online resource centre offering a range of resources to support teaching and learning. Video clips of good and bad 'real life' moots in action bring the subject to life for students. Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 300 multiplechoice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be customised and loaded on to the university's VLE.

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Legal Skills encompasses all the academic and practical legal skills essential to the law student in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for first year law students and is also a valuable resource for those studying law at any level. Clearly structured in three parts, the book covers the full range of legal skills including fin...

Dr Emily Finch is a Lecturer in Law at Brunel University. She is an experienced lecturer and teacher of legal skills, criminal law, criminology, criminal justice and evidence and has written extensively for undergraduate law students. She won an award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Reading in 2003 and was also nominated ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:494 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.7 inPublished:June 14, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199554404

ISBN - 13:9780199554409

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Sources of lawSection A: Legislation1. Legislation2. Finding legislation3. Using legislationSection B: Cases4. Case law5. Finding cases6. Using casesSection C: Books, journals, and official publications7. Books, journals and official publications8. Finding books, journals and official publicationsPart II: Academic legal skills9. Study skills10. Writing skills11. Referencing and avoiding plagiarism12. Essay writing13. Dissertations14. Answering problem questions15. Revision and examination skillsPart III: Practical legal skills16. Presentation skills17. Mooting skills18. Negotiation skills

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"If you are studying law, you need this book. It is like an encyclopaedia of all the things that you need to know to do well on your degree" --Second year law student, Amazon