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Legal Systems and Skills

Scott Slorach, Judith Embley, Peter Goodchild and Catherine Shephard

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ISBN 10: 0198727453 / ISBN 13: 9780198727453
Published by Oxford University Press, 2015
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Contents: Part I. Legal Systems. 1. Introduction to law. 2. Sources of law in England and Wales. 3. The court system of England and 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. Legal Systems and Skills provides students with a practical guide to all the essential knowledge and skills they will need for their law degree and beyond. Divided into three core areas, it forms a foundation for legal studies and for graduate employment. Essential Legal Systems: Part I delivers a focused and practical guide to the purpose and application of law. Contemporary and holistic in approach, it covers all the essential topics in legal systems, considering social, moral, ethical, and jurisprudential perspectives. Taking learning further, it helps students to critically evaluate legal systems and their implications for individuals, businesses, and commerce. Essential Legal Skills: Part II demonstrates step-by-step approaches to acquiring and honing the skills needed for the academic study of law and professional practice. Numerous visual aids and learning features help students to become adept researchers, nimble problem-solvers, dexterous writers, and competent communicators. They will acquire the tools they need to analyse, evaluate, and apply the law, and to thrive in their future careers. Essential Employability and Commercial Awareness: Part III helps students to see how their knowledge and skills can be practically applied in the professions, legal and otherwise. Students are encouraged to reflect on and actively improve their commercial awareness through case studies, practice interview questions, and activities, giving them the skills to thrive in the world of work. Targeted coverage of employability, CV development, and transferable skills helps students to approach their future careers with confidence and communicate their own competencies effectively. Bookseller Inventory # 114987

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Title: Legal Systems and Skills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 2nd Edition

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Legal Systems & Skills provides students with a practical guide to all the essential knowledge and skills they will need for their law degree and beyond. Divided into three core areas, it forms a foundation for legal studies and for graduate employment.

Essential Legal Systems: Part I delivers a focused and practical guide to the purpose and application of law. Contemporary and holistic in approach, it covers all the essential topics in legal systems, considering social, moral, ethical, and jurisprudential perspectives. Taking learning further, it helps students to critically evaluate legal systems and their implications for individuals, businesses, and commerce.

Essential Legal Skills: Part II demonstrates step-by-step approaches to acquiring and honing the skills needed for the academic study of law and professional practice. Numerous visual aids and learning features help students to become adept researchers, nimble problem-solvers, dexterous writers, and competent communicators. They will acquire the tools they need to analyse, evaluate, and apply the law, and to thrive in their future careers.

Essential Employability and Commercial Awareness: Part III helps students to see how their knowledge and skills can be practically applied, in the legal world or outside of it. Students are encouraged to reflect on and actively improve their commercial awareness through case studies, practice interview questions, and activities, giving them the skills to thrive in the world of work. Targeted coverage of employability, CV development, and transferrable skills helps students to approach their future careers with confidence and communicate their own competencies effectively.

This book is the essential contemporary toolkit for savvy law students, enabling them to:

Learn how law works;
Develop the essential skills; and
Apply them to succeed.

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Scott Slorach, Director of Teaching & Learning, York Law School, University of York,Judith Embley, Associate Professor, University of Law,Peter Goodchild, Senior Lecturer, University of Law,Catherine Shephard, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Scott Slorach is the Director of Teaching & Learning at York Law School at the University of York. He holds Visiting Professorial roles at the University of Strathclyde and the Singapore Institute of Legal Education. He has over twenty years' experience in 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 a course developer and is joint author of Commercial and Intellectual Property Law and Practice, one 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, commercial, and business structures law. In addition to over ten years of teaching experience, he has wide experience of designing programmes and is a co-author of texts on commercial law, IP law and the English legal system.
Catherine Shephard is Senior Lecturer, Programme Director of Legal Practice Management and Subject Leader of corporate practice and practical legal research at Manchester Metropolitan University. She read law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, practised as a solicitor in corporate finance and has over ten years' 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 has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education with distinction.

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