Legal Systems & Skills: Learn, Develop, Apply

Author:   Judith Embley (Associate Professor, University of Law) ,  Peter Goodchild (is Associate Professor and Programme & Student Lead for the GDL and MA Law at the University of Law (Bloomsbury)) ,  Catherine Shephard (Senior Lecturer, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University) ,  Professor Scott Slorach (Professor and Director of Learning & Teaching, York Law School, University of York)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   4th Revised edition
ISBN:  

9780198834328


Pages:   704
Publication Date:   11 June 2020
Format:   Paperback
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The only text that fully combines coverage of legal systems with academic and professional legal skills. Coupled with the focus on employability and commercial awareness, Legal Systems & Skills is the essential contemporary toolkit for law students. Legal Systems & Skills speaks directly to students - encouraging, engaging, and enthusing at all times. It is accessible, with a clear writing style and a wide range of pedagogical features to help students to apply their knowledge practically. Learn how law works * Students get to grips with all the essential topics of English legal system, think about different perspectives, and understand their implications. * Clear, no-nonsense explanations, supported by annotated documents, flowcharts and diagrams that provide a visual representation of concepts and processes, build students' confidence. Develop the essential skills * Students are equipped with the tools they need to thrive in their academic studies and in subsequent employment. Students are encouraged to become adept researchers, nimble problem-solvers, dexterous writers, and competent communicators. * Topics such as negotiation and mediation, presentations, and client meetings introduce students to the professional skills essential for progression into both legal practice and other professional careers. * Commentary helping students engage with assessment criteria and develop their critical thinking skills. Apply them to succeed * Students are encouraged to reflect on and actively improve their commercial awareness through case studies and activities. Targeted coverage of employability, practise interview questions, CV development, and transferrable skills help students to approach their future careers with confidence and communicate their own competencies effectively. * 'Practical exercises' throughout provide opportunities to take a hands-on approach to tackling a wide range of legal skills. * 'What the professionals say' boxes bring in voices from across the world of legal services and other professions, including comments from barristers, solicitors, CEOs, solicitors' paralegals, and librarians. Online resources This text is accompanied by online resources offering: - Self-test multiple choice questions - The authors' guidance to answering the practical exercises in each chapter - Sample interview questions to help students identify which areas of commercial awareness they need to focus on - A library of web links that direct students to useful websites and relevant media

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Author:   Judith Embley (Associate Professor, University of Law) ,  Peter Goodchild (is Associate Professor and Programme & Student Lead for the GDL and MA Law at the University of Law (Bloomsbury)) ,  Catherine Shephard (Senior Lecturer, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University) ,  Professor Scott Slorach (Professor and Director of Learning & Teaching, York Law School, University of York)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Width: 19.00cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 24.50cm
Weight:   1.346kg
ISBN:  

9780198834328


ISBN 10:   0198834322
Pages:   704
Publication Date:   11 June 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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The book covers a good range of foundation knowledge every law student needs. It includes interdisciplinary content that is essential for law, including from politics, economics and general employability skills. * Alicia Danielsson, Lecturer in Law, University of Bolton * The text is clearly laid out and engaging for students with good use of diagrams and charts. * Vince Pescod, Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield * Uses excellent diagrams to support text and aid understanding. It prepares students for all that they will do in the legal profession. * Fayokemi Olorundami, Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University * Clear, accessible and easy to read. I particularly like the illustrations. The coverage of practical legal skills such as professional communication, writing and drafting is very welcome. * Joanne Urmston, Senior Lecturer, University of Chester * An interesting and accessible introduction to the legal system and legal skills. * Claire Bessant, Associate Professor, Northumbria University School of Law * Students will actually enjoy reading this book. It is comprehensive in its coverage and addresses areas that most books in this field omit. ...this book has got it right in terms of 'commercial awareness'. * Pamela Henderson, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent 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 holds Visiting roles at the University of Strathclyde and the College of Law Australia. A qualified solicitor with City experience, he was author of Corporate Finance (OUP) and is currently co-author of Business Law (OUP). Scott now specializes in the design, delivery and assessment of legal education at all levels; he has held various roles with the SRA, including membership of the SQE working group, Chief External Examiner for business law, LPC assessor, and training committee member. He was recently part of a team reporting to the Irish LSRA as part of its statutory review of legal practitioner education. 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, the LLB 'companies, governance, tax and insolvency' 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 nineteen 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, and professional skills in practice at Manchester Law School. She read law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and practised as a solicitor in corporate finance. Catherine has extensive experience of designing, teaching, leading and assessing law, skills and management programmes across academia and practice. Catherine is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a qualified civil and commercial mediator, and a resilience trainer for the Social Mobility Business Partnership charity.

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