Fresh, modern, and practical, Public Law provides law undergraduates with a unique approach to constitutional and administrative law, aptly demonstrating why this is an exciting time to be studying the subject.
Writing in a fluid, succinct style, the authors carve a logical pathway through the key areas studied on the LLB, guiding students to a solid understanding of the fundamental principles. This theoretical grounding is then rooted in reality, with each concept applied to a hypothetical scenario (included at the start of each chapter) to set it into a practical context.
While this practical element helps students to understand how the law applies and develop problem-solving skills, a trio of supportive learning features also encourages active engagement with and a critical appreciation of public law. 'Key case' boxes highlight and analyse the significant case law in each area; 'Counterpoint' boxes flag alternative viewpoints and areas of debate; and 'Pause for reflection' boxes prompt readers to consider the impact of laws, and what potential developments and
reforms may lie ahead.
Public Law's modern approach and unique combination of practical application and theoretically critical discussion makes it the ideal choice for students seeking to understand concepts not only in the abstract but in practice, helping them to develop the skills they need to succeed at university and beyond.
This title is supported by an online resources platform for students featuring guidance on approaching and analysing the real life scenarios in the book, a bank of multiple choice questions, legal updates, and links to useful material elsewhere on the web.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 872
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Review from previous edition An excellent introductory text to the UK's constitutional arrangements. It provides a clear and engaging overview of the subject. * Dr Robert Taylor, University of Aberdeen *
Public Law provides clear, accessible coverage of all the necessary material but manages to give it depth by providing interesting examples, counterpoints, and inspiration for further thought and debate. It is challenging, but in a very positive way. * Dr Tobias Kliem, Oxford Brookes University *
This is a brave and very effective attempt to reinvigorate the subject matter and provide analytical depth within an introductory textbook. The writing style is excellent and the practical scenarios will certainly help students develop the skills they need. * Jonathan Finn, Aston University *
This is a very impressive book, clearly written, giving balanced coverage of different theoretical perspectives and containing just the right amount of detail for undergraduate LLB students. * John Kelly, University of Lincoln *
Written in a clear, accessible style and pitched at just the right level for LLB students, this is a valuable addition to the texts on constitutional and administrative law. * Dr Edel Hughes, Middlesex University, London *
This comprehensive and very engaging textbook has a great set of supporting materials, including well-chosen cases, and takes a thoughtful, critical approach. * Dr David Yuratich, Royal Holloway, University of London *