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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Legal Skills 7th ed isbn 9780198831273

Legal Skills 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780198784715
New Edition ISBN: 9780198831273
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198718840
Published: March 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The best-selling legal skills textbook in the market, Legal Skills is the essential guide for law students, encompassing all the academic and practical skills in one manageable volume.

It is an ideal text for students new to law, helping them make the transition from secondary education and giving them the skills they need to succeed from the beginning of their degree, through exams and assessments and into their future career.

The first part covers 'Sources of Law' and includes information on finding and using legislation, ensuring an understanding of where the law comes from and how to use it. The second part covers 'Academic Legal Skills' and provides advice on general study and writing skills.

This part also includes a section on referencing and avoiding plagiarism amongst a number of other chapters designed to help students through the different stages of the law degree. The third and final part is dedicated to 'Practical Legal Skills'; a section designed to help develop transferable skills in areas such as presentations and negotiations that will be highly valued by future employers.

The text contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical and self-reflective approach to legal skills including self-test questions, diagrams and practical activities. Students are given the opportunity to take a 'hands on' approach to tackling a variety of legal skills from using cases to negotiation. Each skill is firmly set in its wider academic and professional context to encourage an integrated approach to the learning of legal skills.

Legal Skills is accompanied by an innovative Online Resource Centre offering a full range of resources including:-

  • Video clips of good and bad 'real life' moots in action bring the subject to life
  • Guidance on practical exercises and questions from the book so students can test themselves on essay writing, problem solving, revision and exam skills and compare against example answers with commentary
  • Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 200 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be customised and loaded on to a university VLE

Legal Skills and Method

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

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

PART III: Practical Legal Skills
17: Presentation skills
18: Mooting skills
19: Negotiation skills