Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University

Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University

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By (author) Nicholas J. Mcbride

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 26mm | 560g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 1447922654
  • ISBN 13: 9781447922650
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 33,019

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Letters to a Law Student relays all that a prospective law student needs to know before embarking on their studies. It provides a useful guide to those considering a law degree or conversion course and helps students prepare for what can be a daunting first year of study.

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Nick McBride is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was formerly a Fellow of All souls College, Oxford. A specialist in areas of the common law (obligations) he is also director of undergraduate studies and a law librarian, equipping him with the ideal background for guiding students through their legal studies.

Table of contents

I. THINKING ABOUT STUDYING LAW 1. What is law? 2. Four reasons for studying law 3. Why not just do a conversion course? 4. But is law the right subject for me? II. PREPARING TO STUDY LAW 5. Arguing effectively (1): logical arguments 6. Arguing effectively (2): speculative arguments 7. Choosing a university 8. The LNAT and other law tests 9. Tips for interview 10. Some traps to avoid 11. Some advice before you start your studies III. STUDYING LAW 12. The challenges ahead 13. A mini-dictionary of English law 14. General tips on studying law 15. Using a textbook 16. Reading cases 17. A brief history of law reporting 18. Looking at statutes 19.Reading articles 20. Using the Internet 21. Your teachers and you 22. Your fellow students 23. Making the most of your time IV. PREPARING FOR YOUR EXAMS 24. Writing essays 25. A sample essay 26. Writing a dissertation 27. Discussing problem questions 28. Coping with stress 29. Tips on revising 30. Last advice before the exams V. MOVING ON 31. Preparing for what's next 32. Some final words of advice Appendix A. A Proust Questionnaire Appendix B. Preface to the Third Edition of McBride &Bagshaw, Tort Law Appendix C. Century Insurance Co Ltd v Northern Ireland Road Transport Board [1942] AC 509 Appendix D. 'Reasons to study law' - a speech delivered at Dr Challoner's High School, on January 19, 2012