The best-selling legal skills textbook in the market, Legal Skills is the essential guide for law students, encompassing all the academic and practical skills in one manageable volume.
It is an ideal text for students new to law, helping them make the transition from secondary education and giving them the skills they need to succeed from the beginning of their degree, through exams and assessments and into their future career.
The first part covers 'Sources of Law' and includes information on finding and using legislation, ensuring an understanding of where the law comes from and how to use it.
The second part covers 'Academic Legal Skills' and provides advice on general study and writing skills. This part also includes a section on referencing and avoiding plagiarism amongst a number of other chapters designed to help students through the different stages of the law degree.
The third and final part is dedicated to 'Practical Legal Skills'; a section designed to help develop transferable skills in areas such as presentations and negotiations that will be highly valued by future employers.
The text contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical and self-reflective approach to legal skills including self-test questions, diagrams and practical activities. Students are given the opportunity to take a 'hands on' approach to tackling a variety of legal skills from using cases to negotiation. Each skill is firmly set in its wider academic and professional context to encourage an integrated approach to the learning of legal skills.
Legal Skills is accompanied by an innovative Online Resource Centre offering a full range of resources including:
- Video clips of good and bad 'real life' moots in action bring the subject to life
- Guidance on practical exercises and questions from the book so students can test themselves on essay writing, problem solving, revision and exam skills and compare against example answers with commentary
- Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 200 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be customised and loaded on to a university VLE
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 858 g
Dimensions: 247 x 197 x 25 mm
Edition: 6th Revised edition
Review from previous edition The best book in the area! * Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella, Lecturer, School of Law, University of Leicester *
An essential, invaluable textbook for all students on the journey through their law degree and beyond * Roger Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Law, Anglia Ruskin University *
A book the students will keep with them and use throughout their degree * Dr Kate Harrington, Lecturer in Law, Exeter University *
Legal Skills stands out as the best skills book, guiding the reader whilst encouraging them to develop ideas further * Sukhninder Panesar, Head of Department, University of Wolverhampton *
Brilliant, user friendly, easy to read and understand. It is designed to help students rather than to show off how clever the authors are * Laura Sharp, Senior Lecturer in Law, Robert Gordon University *
An excellent, student friendly introduction to research, practical legal skills and study techniques * Vince Pescod, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Huddersfield *
Clear, accessible, comprehensive: a book for today's students * David den Dunnen LLM, Lecturer in Law, The Hague University of Applied Sciences *
The textbook enables students to improve their skill set and works as a foundation text for skills needed on their other modules * Joseph Corkin, Senior Lecturer in Law, Middlesex University *
One of the best skills books for law students on the market * Tom Frost, Lecturer, University of Sussex *