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The New Oxford Companion to Law

Edited by: Peter Cane, Joanne Conaghan

ISBN13: 9780199290543
Previous Edition ISBN: 019866110X
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00

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For any reader needing a concise yet expert explanation of a subject in law the New Oxford Companion to Law is the ideal reference work. Providing greater depth than can be found in legal dictionaries but always accessible to the non-specialist, entries in the Companion cover all areas of law and legal systems and are extensively cross-referenced for ease of navigation.

The Companion draws upon the expertise of over 700 scholars and practitioners, offering the widest possible range of perspectives on legal topics. Consisting in over 1700 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Companion features:-

  • The fundamentals of all the major areas of law such as criminal law, tax and social security law, human rights law, family and employment law, education law, sports law, international and EU law

  • The role and workings of legal institutions such as parliaments, courts, law schools, and international bodies such as the EU and the UN

  • Leading cases, famous trials and distinguished lawyers, past and present

  • Major events in legal history and major debates in legal theory

  • Twenty pages of rich illustrations, bringing the content to life

The Companion will appeal to the interested citizen, students applying for law courses at university, law students, and also to advanced readers who are already familiar with the law who will enjoy reading the engagingly written accounts of areas that they know as well as many that they don't.
  • Provides a unique one-volume guide to every major feature of law and the legal system
  • Lively, accessible entries explain the foundations of law for the non-specialist, aiding understanding of legal events and the role of law in national and international politics
  • Written by an international team of over 700 experts from academia and the legal profession, providing greater depth of understanding than is found in legal dictionaries and online reference sources
  • Extensively indexed and cross-referenced, allowing easy navigation through the 1,700 entries
  • Twenty pages of illustrations bring the content to life

Edited by Peter Cane, ;Professor of Law, Australian National University;
Joanne Conaghan; Professor of Law, Kent Law School;
General Editors:
Peter Cane, ;Professor of Law, Australian National University;
Joanne Conaghan, ;Professor of Law, Kent Law School ;
Editorial Consultants:
Hugh Collins, ;Professor of English Law, London School of Economics;
David Feldman, ;Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge;
Nicola Lacey, ;Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory, London School of Economics;
Vaughan Lowe, ;Chichele Professor of International Law, University of Oxford;
Aileen McColgan, ;Professor of Human Rights Law, King's College London;
Niamh Maloney, ;Professor of Capital Markets Law, University of Nottingham;

Series: Oxford Companions 

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States 2nd ed ISBN 9780195176612
Published June 2004
Oxford University Press
The Oxford Companion to American Law ISBN 9780195088786
Published July 2003
Oxford University Press