The Law Student's Handbook

The Law Student's Handbook


By (author) Steve Wilson, By (author) Phillip H. Kenny


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 242mm x 20mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 20 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199562172
  • ISBN 13: 9780199562176
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 396,360

Product 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. 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 LNAT Online 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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Author information

Mr Phillip Kenny is the Former Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law at the University of Northumbria.

Review quote

Review from previous edition 'I was very impressed with its combination of useful practical guidance and insight into the actual study of law.' Hazel McLean, Law Lecturer, Exeter University '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

Table of contents

PART I: CHOOSING LAW ; 1. Choosing law ; 2. English law and the English courts ; 3. Current issues in law ; 4. The way law is taught ; 5. Varieties of law teaching ; PART II: STUDYING LAW ; 6. The law library and the Internet ; 7. The sources of legal study ; 8. Preparing written work ; 9. Advice on completing coursework ; 10. Citation of legal sources and plagiarism ; 11. Undergraduate examinations ; 12. Answering degree level examination questions ; PART III: WORKING IN THE LAW ; 13. Becoming a solicitor ; 14. Becoming a barrister ; 15. Alternative careers in law ; 16. The postgraduate study of law