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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Legal Writing Skills: A Guide to Writing Essays and Answering Problem Questions 5th ed isbn 9781292251097

How to Write Better Law Essays: Tools and Techniques for Success in Exams and Assignments 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781292090405
New Edition ISBN: 9781292251097
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781447905141
Published: February 2016
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

How to Write Better Law Essays is your indispensable guide to succeeding in written law assessments, helping you to research, write and present assignments with the precision and clarity required to achieve the best grades at degree level.

This fourth edition provides:-

  • Coverage of all the main types of undergraduate law assessment;
  • Annotated sample writing with commentary to help you understand what makes a strong piece of written work and how to avoid common pitfalls;
  • Example boxes that show how to apply the principles discussed to your own writing;
  • Advice on analytical and critical writing skills, legal reasoning and legal research.
This book is an invaluable companion to those studying law as part of an LLB programme, a GDL course, a joint-honours degree or a professional qualification such as CILEx.

Legal Skills and Method
Introduction: How to use this book

Part 1: Preparing and writing law assignments
Chapter 1: Writing law assessments on undergraduate courses
Chapter 2: Presentation of law assessments

Part 2: Researching and writing legal essays: Specific legal skills
Chapter 3: Researching and using legal materials
Chapter 4: Legal reasoning and critical thinking in assessments
Chapter 5: Legal referencing and citation
Chapter 6: Good and bad essays

Part 3: Answering problem and exam questions
Chapter 7: Answering problem questions
Chapter 8: Preparing for and answering exam questions

Part 4: Tackling extended essays and projects
Chapter 9: Researching and writing advanced essays Further reading