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2nd Edition

Studying Law at University
Everything you need to know

ISBN 9781741146455
Published April 1, 2005 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

Do you want to do well in Law from day one?

Law is a challenging and competitive subject to study at university. You need to become familiar with its peculiar language and complicated practices as quickly as possible if you want to do well.

Drawing on the experiences of hundreds of students, Studying Law at University demystifies your law course. With reliable tips and practical suggestions, it shows you how to: understand key legal concepts; read cases; take useful notes; become an active learner; manage your time; write law essays; sit law exams.

Updated to take into account the increasing use of the internet, this second edition of Studying Law at University tells you everything you need to know to get good marks and enjoy your studies.

Table of Contents





Welcome to law

Using this book

Part I Surviving Law

1 Why are you studying law?

2 Coping at university

3 Essential study skills: time management

4 Essential study skills: reading, notetaking and learning legal concepts

Part II Understanding law

5 Crucial concepts

6 Reading case law

7 Introductory legal theory

Part III Using the law

8 Writing law essays

9 Preparing for law exams

10 Sitting law exams

11 Dealing with problems

Part IV Conclusion

12 Final reflections on law


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Simon Chesterman studied law at the University of Melbourne, obtained a doctorate in law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and is now Executive Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University.

Clare Rhoden has advised students for many years on study issues and is manager of the student transition program at the University of Melbourne.