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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Understanding Law 4th ed isbn 9780421960602

Understanding Law 3rd ed

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John N. AdamsProfessor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Sheffield, Roger BrownswordProfessor of Law, King's College, London

ISBN13: 9780421787308
ISBN: 0421787309
New Edition ISBN: 9780421960602
Published: September 2003
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



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This introduction to law presents a contextual overview of the English legal system while, at the same time, providing the groundwork for a critical understanding of legal institutions, processes and materials. Understanding Law is not simply an exposition of the English legal system. It also places the study of law within a broader framework of inquiry focusing on the evaluation and explanation of legal decision-making at all levels. This new edition incorporates:-

  • A fully revised and updated chapter on the criminal justice system, taking account of the Auld Review and the government's latest CJS proposals
  • An expanded chapter on the civil justice system after Woolf
  • The impact of the Human Rights Act (including Lambert and Kansal on precedent practice in the House of Lords)
  • A completely new section on the globalisation of law
This book sets a distinctive manifesto for legal education that is in line with the ACLEC emphasis on ""understanding"" (rather than passive role learning) as the key to the initial stage of legal education. It has proven to be a valuable introductory text for new law students.

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