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1st Edition

The Insider's Guide to Legal Skills

ISBN 9781138828735
Published April 27, 2016 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

Confused by cases? Stuck on statutes? Or just unsure where to start with writing, research or revision? The Insider’s Guide to Legal Skills will show you what you need to succeed, applying skills in their real-world context and helping you get to grips with legal method and thinking.

Making use of problem-based learning and examples throughout, this practical and accessible guide will provide you with a clear guide to skills within the law degree and how to make the most of them in assessment, but also help you to see their importance to a future legal career.

Designed for LLB/GDL students who want a clear overview of what a law degree is all about, the book has been built on the skills curriculum, and is a suitable text for Legal Skills, Methods and Reasoning courses as well as a general introduction to law, or pre-reading for those considering a law degree.

Table of Contents

  1. Meet our Friends
  2. Academic Survival Skills – Standing on your own two feet
  3. Your Guide to the English Legal System – Order order
  4. Legal Research – Digging deeper
  5. Legal Writing – Weaning off like and init
  6. Referencing and Plagiarism – Borrow don’t steal
  7. Mooting & Public speaking – Speaker’s corner
  8. Employability – Learn and earn
  9. Revision and Exams – Law, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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Emily Allbon and Sanmeet Kaur Dua are Lecturers in law at City University London.