The Law Students Handbook

Paperback | July 24, 2010

bySteve Wilson, Phillip Kenny

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The Law Student's Handbook offers a practical and informative guide to studying law. It introduces the ways in which law is taught, then covers in detail the practical study and academic skills required to study law. The authors complete the picture by looking ahead to legal careers. This isideal as pre-course reading for prospective law students, and can also be a valuable point of reference during the first year and throughout a law degree. Hint and key point boxes, as well as checklists encourage students to actively engage with the material, while the Online Resource Centre provides a wealth of additional information such as information about law courses and sources of postgraduate finance. Online Resource Centre The Law Student's Handbook is fully supported by an extensive Online Resource Centre containing material which law students at all stages of their study will find invaluable.Online resources for prospective students:* List of law courses available * Student testimonials - on getting to grips with a law library, etc. * Advice on taking the LNATOnline resources for current law students:* The 'gobbledygook test' * Suggestions for further reading * Useful web links (newspapers, estates gazette, etc) Looking ahead:* Addresses of professional bodies * Sources of postgraduate finance

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The Law Student's Handbook offers a practical and informative guide to studying law. It introduces the ways in which law is taught, then covers in detail the practical study and academic skills required to study law. The authors complete the picture by looking ahead to legal careers. This isideal as pre-course reading for prospective l...

Mr Stephen Wilson is Principal Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Northumbria. Mr Phillip Kenny is the Former Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law at the University of Northumbria.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.85 inPublished:July 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199562172

ISBN - 13:9780199562176

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Table of Contents

Part I: Choosing law1. Choosing law2. English law and the English courts3. Current issues in law4. The way law is taught5. Varieties of law teachingPart II: Studying law6. The law library and the Internet7. The sources of legal study8. Preparing written work9. Advice on completing coursework10. Citation of legal sources and plagiarism11. Undergraduate examinations12. Answering degree level examination questionsPart III: Working in the law13. Becoming a solicitor14. Becoming a barrister15. Alternative careers in law16. The postgraduate study of law

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"It fills a niche that is becoming increasingly important in legal undergraduate education - that of equipping first year students with basic information about the subject they are about to study." --Eoin Carolan, School of Law, University College Dublin