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    DescriptionLetters 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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    Title
    Letters to a Law Student
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Studying Law at University
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas J. Mcbride
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 526 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781447922650
    ISBN 10: 1447922654
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: JNMN, LAS, LR
    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC V2.8: LAW061000, LAW059000, LAW044000
    DC23: 340.071142
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Pearson Education Limited
    Imprint name
    Pearson Education Limited
    Publication date
    28 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Harlow
    Author Information
    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