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Unlocking Legal Learning

3rd Edition

By Chris Turner, Jo Boylan-Kemp


286 pages

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Unlocking Legal Learning is an essential textbook for undergraduate students new to legal study. By explaining the different fields of this intricate subject and helping you to develop the skills to engage with it successfully, Unlocking Legal Learning will provide you with an essential foundation for your studies and future career. This third edition is fully up-to-date and incorporates new styles of assessment and learning resources.

Support for your studies in Unlocking Legal Learning includes:

  • Detailed information on how to succeed in mooting competitions, coursework, and dissertation assignments

  • Numerous tips on how to take good notes and revise effectively for exams

  • Advice on how to tackle problem-based questions and work well in groups

  • Guidance on how to access and understand legal materials and references in print and online

    The Unlocking the Law series is designed to make the law accessible and covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.

    The website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides additional resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers and revision mp3s.

  • Table of Contents

    1. What learning law is all about 2. Lectures and seminars 3. Reading 4. Explaining primary sources and secondary sources 5. Using primary and secondary sources and some other general tips 6. Understanding legal skills and using legal reasoning 7. Completing coursework assignments 1 - individual skills 8. Completing coursework assignments 2 - common skills 9. Completing dissertations or projects 10. Mooting 11. Preparing for examinations - revision 12. Sitting examinations

    About the Authors

    Chris Turner LLM is a qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.
    Jo Boylan-Kemp is a qualified barrister and Principal Lecturer in law at Nottingham Trent University.

    About the Series

    Unlocking the Law

    The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. The books have been designed with the same format and structure, so each chapter in each book includes: a list of aims and objectives, activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning.

    All topic areas are broken up into manageable sections with a logical progression and extensive use of headings and numerous sub-headings as well as an extensive contents list and index. Each book in the series contains a variety of flow charts, diagrams, key facts charts and summaries to reinforce the information in the body of the text. Diagrams and flow charts are particularly useful because they can provide a quick and easy understanding of the key points, especially when revising for examinations. Key facts charts not only provide a quick visual guide through the subject but are also useful for revision.

    Many cases are separated out for easy access and all cases have full citation in the text as well as the table of cases for easy reference. The emphasis of the series is on depth of understanding much more than breadth of detail. For this reason each text also includes key extracts from judgments where appropriate. Extracts from academic comment from journal articles and leading texts are also included to give some insight into the academic debate on complex or controversial areas. In both cases these are highlighted and removed from the body of the text.

    Finally the books also include much formative 'self-testing', with a variety of activities ranging through subject specific comprehension, application of the law, and a range of other activities to help the student gain a good idea of his or her progress in the course. Appendices with guides on completing essay style questions and legal problem solving supplement and support this interactivity. Besides this a sample essay plan is added at the end of most chapters.

    Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    LAW / General