For any reader needing a concise yet expert explanation of a subject in law The New Oxford Companion to Law is the ideal reference work. Providing greater depth than can be found in legal dictionaries but always accessible to the non-specialist, entries in the Companion cover all areas of law and legal systems and are extensively cross-referenced for ease of navigation.
The Companion draws upon the expertise of over 700 scholars and practitioners, offering the widest possible range of perspectives on legal topics. Consisting in over 1700 alphabetically arranged entries, the Companion features:
* The fundamentals of all the major areas of law such as criminal law, tax and social security law, human rights law, family and employment law, education law, sports law, international and EU law
* The role and workings of legal institutions such as parliaments, courts, law schools, and international bodies such as the EU and the UN
* Leading cases, famous trials and distinguished lawyers, past and present
* Major events in legal history and major debates in legal theory
* Twenty pages of rich illustrations, bringing the content to life
The Companion will appeal to the interested citizen, students applying for law courses at university, law students, and also to advanced readers who are already familiar with the law who will enjoy reading the engagingly written accounts of areas that they know as well as many that they don't.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 1424
Weight: 1999 g
Dimensions: 254 x 179 x 64 mm
Cane and Conaghan succeed in providing readers with a much better understanding of law and the legal system...the Companion blends the basics to indulge the occasional curiosity with useful suggestions for further reading paths which will not let you put this book down... * Phillip Taylor *
The book provides unrivalled encyclopaedic coverage of the fundamental major areas of law, from specific laws to crimes, cases, personalities, legal events, the role of law in national and international politics, and law's underlying philosophy...and all in one place! * Phillip Taylor *
The New Companion will...function as Oxford Companions should: as an introduction for the intelligent layman who can reach for it from his own shelves. To these readers, the New Companion is warmly commended. * Edinburgh Law Review Vol 13, 2009 *