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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning isbn 9780415830195

Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780415458511
New Edition ISBN: 9780415830195
Previous Edition ISBN: 1859417833
Published: July 2009
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning suggests a range of 'how to' techniques for acquiring these academic and practical skills. It explains how to work with legal texts, how to read and write about the law; how to acquire effective disciplined study techniques; and how to construct legal arguments.

Packed full of practical examples and diagrams across the range of legal skills from language and research skills to mooting and negotiation, this new edition will be invaluable to law students who are looking to acquire and perfect the legal skill set essential to exam success.

The third edition is now supported by a companion website offering a wealth of additional resources for individual and group work for both lecturers and students. For students, the website offers real-life examples and practice for oral skills work including mooting and negotiation, and guidance on answering legal problem and essay-style questions.

Legal Skills and Method
Part One: First Things First ;
1. Prepare for your Journey
2. Signposts and Landmarks
3. The Contexts of Law
Part Two: Mapping the Terrain ;
4. Reading and Understanding Legislation
5. Reading and Understanding Law Reports
6. Reading Texts about Law
Part Three: Arguing the Law: The Construction of Argument ;
7. The Anatomy of Argument
8. Legal Reasoning
Part Four: Putting it all Together ;
9. Writing the Law
10. Speaking the Law
11. Exam Strategies
12. Conclusion