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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Legal Skills 5th ed isbn 9780198718840

Legal Skills 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780199664498
New Edition ISBN: 9780198718840
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199599158
Published: May 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Legal Skills encompasses all the academic and practical legal skills essential to the law student in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for first year law students and is also a valuable resource for those studying law at any level.

Clearly structured in three parts, the book covers the full range of legal skills you will need to succeed from the beginning of your law degree, through your exams and assessments and into your future career. The first part covers 'Sources of Law' and includes information on finding and using legislation, making sure you understand 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 you through the different stages of your law degree. The third and final part is dedicated to 'Practical Legal Skills'; a section designed to help you to develop transferrable skills in areas such as presentations and negotiations that will be highly valued by future employers.

The book contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical approach to legal skills. Self-test questions and diagrams are set in a user-friendly colour design. More extensive activities give you 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 and Method

Section A: Legislation
1. Legislation
2. Finding legislation
3. Using legislation
Section B: Cases
4. Case law
5. Finding cases
6. Using cases
Section C: Books, journals, and official publications
7. Books, journals and official publications
8. Finding books, journals and official publications

9. Study skills
10. Writing skills
11. Legal Reasoning
12. Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
13. Essay writing
14. Dissertations
15. Answering problem questions
16. Revision and examination skills

17. Presentation skills
18. Mooting skills
19. Negotiation skills