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Introduction to Law and Legal Skills

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Edited by: Tracy Humby, Louis Kotzé

ISBN13: 9780195994636
Published: January 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press Southern Africa
Country of Publication: South Africa
Format: Paperback
Price: £37.99



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Introduction to Law and Legal Skills introduces LLB students to legal history and basic frameworks and concepts in a graduated, applied and engaging way.

The core focus of this text is its innovative educational and learning-developed approach, which helps teach students how to think as lawyers. Knowledge of theory and concept is reinforced through applied, practical exercises which support comprehension. This integrated approach furthers understanding to build and develop independent academic skills. In particular, the text encourages the development of language skills, critical and independent thinking, and legal research skills.

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Subjects:
South Africa, Other Jurisdictions
Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION
2. THE POST-APARTHEID LEGAL ORDER
3. THE HISTORICAL FUNCTIONS OF LAW: FROM THE ROMAN TO THE CANONICAL PERIOD
4. THE HISTORICAL FUNCTIONS OF LAW: DEVELOPMENTS AFTER 1500
5. SOURCES OF LAW AND LEGAL AUTHORITY
6. CLASSIFICATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN LAW
7. THE LEGISLATIIVE PROCESS AND THE INTERPRETATION OF STATUTES
8. ADJUDICATION, INTERPRETATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
9. LITIGATION
10. LEGAL ACTORS
11. THE TESTING OF LEGAL RULES AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION
12. ACCESSING LEGAL INFORMATION: WHERE AND HOW TO FIND LEGAL INFORMATION
13. WORKING WITH LEGAL PROBLEMS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
TABLE OF CASES
TABLE OF STATUTES
GLOSSARY
INDEX