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Legal Skills 9th ed


ISBN13: 9780192873088
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780192893642
Published: July 2023
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £39.99



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The number one best-selling legal skills guide, covering all the practical and academic skills a student needs throughout their studies. Legal Skills is the essential text for students new to law, helping them make the transition from secondary education and equipping them with the skills they need to succeed from the beginning of their degree, through to final-year exams and dissertations.

  • Written in an accessible and friendly style, structured in three parts: Sources of Law, Academic Legal Skills, and Practical Legal Skills
  • Self-test questions and practical activities throughout allow students to take a hands-on approach to learning a wide range of legal skills
  • Diagrams, screenshots and examples used frequently to illustrate key concepts
  • New chapter on drafting skills, introducing writing skills necessary in legal practice
  • New 'skills beyond study' feature which helps students identify the transferability of legal skills
  • Updated coverage of the impact of Brexit and retained EU law
  • New section on taking care of yourself during the assessment period and how to find support for mental health and accessibility
  • Videos on presentation, mooting, and negotiation refreshed

Subjects:
Legal Skills and Method
Contents:
Introduction

PART I: Getting Started: Sources of Law
1: Getting started
2: Legislation
3: Finding legislation
4: Using legislation
5: Case law
6: Finding cases
7: Using cases
8: Books, journals, and official publications
9: Finding books, journals, and official publications

PART II: Academic Legal Skills
10: Studying
11: Writing
12: Legal reasoning and ethics
13: Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
14: Essay writing
15: Answering problem questions
16: Revision and examination skills
17: Dissertations

PART III: Practical Legal Skills
18: Presentation skills
19: Mooting skills
20: Negotiation skills
21: Drafting skills