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Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University 3rd ed


ISBN13: 9781447922650
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781408218808
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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Letters to a Law Student relays all that a prospective law student needs to know before embarking on their studies. It provides a useful guide to those considering a law degree or conversion course and helps students prepare for what can be a daunting first year of study.

Subjects:
Legal Skills and Method
Contents:
I. THINKING ABOUT STUDYING LAW
1. What is law?
2. Four reasons for studying law
3. Why not just do a conversion course?
4. But is law the right subject for me?

II. PREPARING TO STUDY LAW
5. Arguing effectively (1): logical arguments
6. Arguing effectively (2): speculative arguments
7. Choosing a university
8. The LNAT and other law tests
9. Tips for interview
10. Some traps to avoid
11. Some advice before you start your studies

III. STUDYING LAW
12. The challenges ahead
13. A mini-dictionary of English law
14. General tips on studying law
15. Using a textbook
16. Reading cases
17. A brief history of law reporting
18. Looking at statutes
19.Reading articles
20. Using the Internet
21. Your teachers and you
22. Your fellow students
23. Making the most of your time

IV. PREPARING FOR YOUR EXAMS
24. Writing essays
25. A sample essay
26. Writing a dissertation
27. Discussing problem questions
28. Coping with stress
29. Tips on revising
30. Last advice before the exams

V. MOVING ON
31. Preparing for what's next
32. Some final words of advice

Appendix A. A Proust Questionnaire
Appendix B. Preface to the Third Edition of McBride &Bagshaw, Tort Law
Appendix C. Century Insurance Co Ltd v Northern Ireland Road Transport Board [1942] AC 509
Appendix D. 'Reasons to study law' - a speech delivered at Dr Challoner's High School, on January 19, 2012