Legal Systems & Skills

Author:   Professor Scott Slorach (Director of Learning & Teaching, York Law School, University of York) ,  Judith Embley (Associate Professor, University of Law) ,  Peter Goodchild (Associate Professor, University of Law) ,  Catherine Shephard (Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
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9780198785903


Pages:   568
Publication Date:   04 May 2017
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Professor Scott Slorach (Director of Learning & Teaching, York Law School, University of York) ,  Judith Embley (Associate Professor, University of Law) ,  Peter Goodchild (Associate Professor, University of Law) ,  Catherine Shephard (Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Width: 17.10cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 24.40cm
Weight:   0.942kg
ISBN:  

9780198785903


ISBN 10:   0198785909
Pages:   568
Publication Date:   04 May 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Part I Legal Systems 1: Introduction to law 2: Legal systems and sources of law 3: The court system of England & Wales 4: Legislation 5: Case law 6: Legal services Part II Legal Skills 7: Reading and understanding law 8: Legal research 9: Problem solving 10: Advocacy, mooting, and professional communication 11: Writing and drafting Part III Employability and Commercial Awareness 12: Making yourself more employable 13: Understanding clients: individuals and businesses 14: Businesses and the business environment 15: Essential economics and finance 16: Law firms as businesses 17: CVs, applications, and interviews

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The authors style is brilliant - it's easy to understand and interesting to read. The section on commercial awareness is excellent as it provides a good insight in to a topic which is of the utmost importance. * Staci-Louise Quinn, law student at Liverpool John Moores University * This comprehensive, accessible and well-structured book will appeal to any aspiring student beginning their journey into law. * Dr Andreas Yiannaros, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bedfordshire * This book is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers alike. Its extensive coverage of legal study and practice skills along with its focus on employability and commercial awareness makes it stand out from its competitors and helps to comprehensively prepare students for success in their legal studies and beyond. * Dr Emma Roberts, Lecturer in Law, University of Chester * Review from previous edition An imaginative approach which will enthuse students about the law. * Pamela Henderson, Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Trent University *


Review from previous edition An imaginative approach which will enthuse students about the law. Pamela Henderson, Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Trent University This book is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers alike. Its extensive coverage of legal study and practice skills along with its focus on employability and commercial awareness makes it stand out from its competitors and helps to comprehensively prepare students for success in their legal studies and beyond. Dr Emma Roberts, Lecturer in Law, University of Chester This comprehensive, accessible and well-structured book will appeal to any aspiring student beginning their journey into law. Dr Andreas Yiannaros, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bedfordshire The authors style is brilliant - it's easy to understand and interesting to read. The section on commercial awareness is excellent as it provides a good insight in to a topic which is of the utmost importance. Staci-Louise Quinn, law student at Liverpool John Moores University


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Scott Slorach is a Professor and Director of Teaching & Learning at York Law School at the University of York. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde and a Visiting Fellow of the College of Law Australia. He has over twenty-five years' experience in the design and delivery of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional legal education programmes. A qualified solicitor with City experience, he was author of Corporate Finance (OUP) and is currently co-author of Business Law (OUP). Judith Embley is Associate Professor at the University of Law. She qualified as a solicitor in 1980, practising in a Lincoln's Inn firm and began teaching law in 1999 as a Visiting Lecturer at Bellerby's College and then Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. She joined the University of Law in 2001, where she has taught contract, commercial and business financial law. She is now Module Lead for the LPC Commercial Law and Practice module and the LLB Transactions module. She is joint author of Commercial and Intellectual Property Law and Practice and Legal Foundations, two of the University of Law's Legal Practice Guides. Peter Goodchild is an Associate Professor at the University of Law. He read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St. Anne's College, Oxford, then attended the University of Law and qualified as a solicitor in 1997, into commercial practice. He joined the University of Law in 2000, where he has taught the English legal system, contract, tort, ethics, commercial, IP and business structures law. In addition to over fifteen years of teaching experience, he has wide experience of designing programmes and has been an author of texts on tort, commercial law, IP law and the English legal system. Catherine Shephard is Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader of corporate practice, company law in a global context, practical legal research and professional skills in practice at Manchester Law School. She read law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, practised as a solicitor in corporate finance and has significant experience of designing, delivering and assessing a wide range of skills, law and management programmes to solicitors in practice and to students at Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Law. Catherine is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and External Examiner at Northumbria Law School.

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