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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Understanding Law 4th ed

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ISBN13: 9780421960602
ISBN: 0421960604
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421787309
Published: August 2006
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £25.00

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This work presents a contextual overview of the English legal system; provides the groundwork for a critical understanding of legal institutions, processes and materials; places the study of law within a broader framework of inquiry focusing on the evaluation and explanation of legal decision making at all levels; examines the civil justice system after Woolf; looks at the impact of the Human Rights Act; analyses the globalisation of law; 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.

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English Legal System
What is law?
The idea of understanding
Legal institutions and the rule of law
Judge-made law - statutory interpretation
Judge-made law - case law development
Legal process - the criminal justice system
Legal process - the civil justice system
Legal process - the system of administrative justice
The legal profession and legal services
Conclusion - climbing the mountain