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: LONGMAN
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 214mm x 18mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 10 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0582894255
  • ISBN 13: 9780582894259
  • Sales rank: 239,862

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'This is a splendid book. It is well written, readable and wholly absorbing .a "must have" for every student of law.' From the Foreword by Lord Grabiner Q.C. 'Well-written, concise and informative. It opened my eyes to what the law degree was really all about. I can't think of anything as essential to a law student who is just about to start university.' James Ratcliffe A Level student, Brockenhurst College, Hampshire. Letters to a Law Student is the definitive guide to studying law at university. It aims to turn the often daunting task of studying law into an enjoyable and stimulating experience. At the same time, reading Letters to a Law Student will help anyone who is thinking about studying law at university decide whether doing a law degree is the right option for them.Written in a lively, friendly and entertaining style, the book offers clear and helpful advice on all aspects of the study of law, including: O Whether you should study law at university OHow to write first-class legal essays and problem answers O How to choose where to study law O What's the best way to revise for O How to do well on the LNAT your law exams O What's the best way to study law O How to do well in your exams O How to get the most out of your O What you will do after you leave teachers university Letters to a Law Student is essential reading for anyone who is doing, or thinking about doing, a law degree at university. 'The style was refreshingly honest and provided the reader with some excellent pointers and practical advice.' Jason Grimster LLB (Hons) Cert Ed Head of Law, Brockenhurst College, Hampshire. 'Plenty of insightful information and practical advice - a good choice for the prospective law student.' Rob Cheeseman First year law undergraduate, University of Derby. Nicholas J McBride is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge; he was formerly a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.He is (with Roderick Bagshaw) the author of the bestselling textbook Tort Law, now in its second edition.

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Table of contents

Foreword by Lord Grabiner QC Preface Acknowledgements Part I: Thinking About Studying Law Letter 1. What Will I be doing? Letter 2. The Right Stuff? Letter 3. But Do I Want to Become a Lawyer? Letter 4. Law Degree or CPE? Part II: Preparing to Study Law Letter 5. Choosing a University Letter 6. Tips on taking the LNAT Letter 7. Advance Reading Letter 8. Four Traps to Avoid Letter 9. Thirteen Tips Before You Start Part III: How to Study Law Letter 10. Using the Internet Letter 11. How to Approach Your Studies Letter 12. Reading Textbooks and Articles Letter 13. Reading Cases and Statutes Letter 14. Getting the Most out of Your Teachers Part IV: Preparing for Your Exams Letter 15. Writing Essays (1) Letter 16. Writing Essays (2) Letter 17. Answering Problem Questions Letter 18. Tips on Revising Letter 19. Some Tips for Your Exams Part V: Thinking About Your Future Letter 20. Moving on Notes on the Text