FOR YOUR FORTHCOMING LAW EXAMS … WITH SUPPORTING WEBSITE
An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
We know any number of barristers, not to mention solicitors who would have dearly loved to have had this pocket sized guide to hand when they were studying to acquire a legal qualification.
If you are a member of the current crop of law students reading for your law degree and/or the CPE/GDL, rejoice. This is as handy, succinct, yet comprehensive guide to the English legal system as you'll find anywhere. We would venture to say, no student should be without it. Seasoned practitioners too will find it useful as an instantly accessible reminder either for themselves or colleagues – and the companion website is invaluable.
‘English Legal System 2010–2011’ covers the key examinable areas of the undergraduate law curriculum and the law conversion courses. As the title indicates, it's completely up to date, with new tables of cases, for ease of reference. Revision tips abound, with revision checklists covering those topics you will need to know for examinations and there are summaries of those key cases that are most likely to come up in those same exams.
Material therein includes: the legal profession…the judiciary and judicial decision-making…the criminal courts and court procedure…the civil process…tribunal inquiries and alternative dispute resolution…the jury system and access to justice.
Part of the amazingly useful Routledge Lawcards series. This is truly an excellent study guide, with colour coded highlighting, boxed sections, diagrams and bullet point summaries judiciously and logically placed throughout, plus a ‘putting into practice section’ which demonstrates by example how an essay question on an exam paper is supposed to be answered.
There's no easy route to a law qualification, but nonetheless this guide does help you identify and learn the salient points of each area of the law. Check out the companion website for flashcard glossaries of key terms and multiple choice questions designed to help you test your understanding of structures and principles as you progress through the book and you will see how ideal it is for revision when you don't have lectures.