Legal Systems and Skills by Scott SlorachLegal Systems and Skills by Scott Slorach

Legal Systems and Skills

byScott Slorach, Judith Embley, Peter Goodchild

Paperback | May 27, 2017

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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 legal world or outside of it. Students are encouraged to reflect on and actively improve their commercial awareness through case studies, and activities,aimed at helping them to develop the skills they will need to thrive in the world of work. Targeted coverage of employability, CV development, and transferrable 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; andApply them to succeed.This text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre offering students the following stimulating resources: * Self-test questions* A library of web links that direct students to useful websites and relevant media* The authors' guidance to answering the thought-provoking questions in the book* Additional content providing guidance on effective teamwork, meetings and presentations* Regular updates in the law* Sample interview questions to help students identify which areas of commercial awareness they need to focus on
Scott Slorach is a Professor and Director of Teaching and Learning at York Law School at the University of York. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde and a Visiting Fellow of the College of Law Australia. He has over twenty-five years' experience in the design and delivery of undergraduate, postgraduate and profe...
Title:Legal Systems and SkillsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:May 27, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198785909

ISBN - 13:9780198785903

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Table of Contents

Part I Legal Systems1. Introduction to law2. Legal systems and sources of law3. 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

Editorial Reviews

"The authors style is brilliant - it's easy to understand and interesting to read. The section on commercial awareness is excellent as it provides a good insight in to a topic which is of the utmost importance." --Staci-Louise Quinn, law student at Liverpool John Moores University