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Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University 5th ed isbn 9781292375304

Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University 4th ed


ISBN13: 9781292149240
New Edition ISBN: 9781292375304
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781447922650
Published: October 2017
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print




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The definitive guide to studying law at university, Letters to a Law Student is an indispensable guide for any law student, at any point in their undergraduate degree. It is packed full of practical advice and helpful answers to the most common questions about studying law at university across every stage of taking, or thinking about taking, a law degree.

Subjects:
Legal Skills and Method
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