Legal Systems and Skills

Paperback | May 23, 2015

byScott Slorach, Judith Embley, Peter Goodchild

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Legal Systems and Skills provides students with a practical guide to all the essential knowledge and skills they will need for their law degree and beyond. Divided into three core areas, it forms a foundation for legal studies and for graduate employment. Essential Legal Systems: Part I delivers a focused and practical guide to the purpose and application of law. Contemporary and holistic in approach, it covers all the essential topics in legal systems, considering social, moral, ethical, and jurisprudential perspectives. Taking learning further, ithelps students to critically evaluate legal systems and their implications for individuals, businesses, and commerce. Essential Legal Skills: Part II demonstrates step-by-step approaches to acquiring and honing the skills needed for the academic study of law and professional practice. Numerous visual aids and learning features help students to become adept researchers, nimble problem-solvers, dexterous writers, andcompetent communicators. They will acquire the tools they need to analyse, evaluate, and apply the law, and to thrive in their future careers. Essential Employability and Commercial Awareness: Part III helps students to see how their knowledge and skills can be practically applied in the professions, legal and otherwise. Students are encouraged to reflect on and actively improve their commercial awareness through case studies, practiceinterview questions, and activities, giving them the skills to thrive in the world of work. Targeted coverage of employability, CV development, and transferable skills helps students to approach their future careers with confidence and communicate their own competencies effectively. This book is the essential contemporary toolkit for savvy law students, enabling them to:* Learn how law works* Develop the essential skills * Apply them to succeed Online Resource Centre:This text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre offering a range of stimulating resources, including: * Self-test questions* The authors' guidance on the thought-provoking questions in the book* A library of web links for students * Regular updates in the law

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Legal Systems and Skills provides students with a practical guide to all the essential knowledge and skills they will need for their law degree and beyond. Divided into three core areas, it forms a foundation for legal studies and for graduate employment. Essential Legal Systems: Part I delivers a focused and practical guide to the pur...

Scott Slorach is the Director of Learning and Teaching at York Law School at the University of York. He holds Visiting Professorial roles at the University of Strathclyde and the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, and is a Visiting Fellow at the College of Law, New South Wales. He has over twenty years' experience in design and de...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:May 23, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198727453

ISBN - 13:9780198727453

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Part I: Legal Systems1. Introduction to law2. Sources of law in England and Wales3. The court system of England and Wales4. Legislation5. Case law6. Legal servicesPart II: Legal skills7. Reading and understanding law8. Legal research9. Problem solving10. Advocacy, mooting, and professional communication11. Writing and draftingPart III: Employability and commercial awareness12. Making yourself more employable13. Understanding clients: individuals and businesses14. Businesses and the business environment15. Essential economics and finance16. Law firms as businesses17. CVs, applications, and interviews

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"an innovative text that doesn't just cover the skills necessary for the academic study of law, but also introduces students to issues of employability and the breadth of skills required in successful legal practice." --Dr Victoria Jenkins, Senior Lecturer, Swansea University