Catalogue


The law student's handbook /
Phillip Kenny and Steve Wilson.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
description
xii, 361 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9780199212712 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
isbn
9780199212712 (acid-free paper)
contents note
Choosing law -- English law and the English courts -- Current issues in law -- The way law is taught -- Varieties of law teaching -- The law library and the Internet -- The sources of legal study -- Preparing written work -- Advice on completing coursework -- Citation of legal sources and plagiarism -- Undergraduate examinations -- Answering degree-level examination questions -- Becoming a solicitor -- Becoming a barrister -- Alternative careers in law -- The postgraduate study of law.
catalogue key
6159607
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a practical guide to studying law, covering the practical study and academic skills required to study law. Summary points, tip boxes and margin notes encourage active learning and understanding.
Main Description
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 is ideal 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. Summary points, tip boxes, and margin notes encourage students to actively engage with the material, while the Online Resource Centre provides a wealth of additional Information. Online Resource Centre The book is complemented by a website providing a range of free resources. Updates to case law and legislative developments are provided twice a year. An interactive test bank of questions linked to the book provides students with the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and truly engage with the subject.
Main Description
The Law Student's Handbookoffers 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 is ideal 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. Summary points, tip boxes, and margin notes encourage students to actively engage with the material, while the Online Resource Centre provides a wealth of additional Information. Online Resource Centre The book is complemented by a website providing a range of free resources. Updates to case law and legislative developments are provided twice a year. An interactive test bank of questions linked to the book provides students with the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and truly engage with the subject.
Main Description
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.Summary points, tip boxes, and margin notes 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. The online multiple-choice questions offerstudents the chance to check their understanding and appreciation of the issues involved in studying law. Online Resource Centre- Law courses available - The gobbledygook test - Addresses of professional bodies - Sources of postgraduate finance - Further reading - Useful web links (newspapers, estates gazette, etc) - Student testimonials - on getting to grips with a law library, etc. - Activities - putting some of the skills into practice through multiple-choice questions
Table of Contents
Choosing law
English law and the courts
Current issues in law
The way law is taught
Varieties of law teaching
The law library and the internet
The sources of legal study
Preparing written work
Advice on completing coursework
Citation of legal sources and plagiarism
Undergraduate examinations
Answering degree level examination questions
Becoming a solicitor
Becoming a barrister
Alternative careers in law
The postgraduate study of law
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