This book deals with the major hurdles that all students must face: examinations. To overcome this barrier, it is important that the exam process is fully understood by students and that the techniques used by successful examinees are thoroughly mastered. Written in a clear, accessible style, Exam Skills for Law Students demonstrates how good students can do themselves justice in examinations by using the knowledge that they have acquired to full effect. The authors suggest ways in which legal arguments can be marshalled and identify methods by which both essay and problem questions can be tackled. Examples are drawn from the core subjects of contract, criminal law, public law and the law of torts, although techniques illustrated can be applied to many other areas of law. This will be an invaluable aid to any students taking academic law examinations.
Harry McVea studied law at Queen's University, Belfast, and law and economics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He was appointed Lecturer at the University in Bristol in 1989, and became Senior Lecturer in 2004. Harry teaches company law, contract, corporate securities regulation, and crime.
Peter Cumper has taught in the Law Department at the University of Leicester since 1997. He has also lectured at the University of Hull (1987-89), William Mitchell College of Law, Minnesota, USA (1994), and at Nottingham Trent University (1989-1997). His main research interests are in the areas of human rights law, and constitutional law. In 2005 he was awarded a University of Leicester Teaching Fellowship.