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The Insider's Guide to Legal Skills

1st Edition

By Emily Allbon, Sanmeet Kaur Dua


194 pages

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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

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Legal Education
LAW / Reference
LAW / Research