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Learning Legal Rules James A. Holland

Learning Legal Rules By James A. Holland

Learning Legal Rules by James A. Holland

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Aimed at introducing students to the law that deals with legal skills and methods, this book provides a treatment of research skills, precedent and statutory interpretation. It contains guidance on interpreting statutes; an introductory chapter; diagrams; and a layout and text design. It is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre.

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Learning Legal Rules: A Student's Guide to Legal Method and Reasoning by James A. Holland

Among the many new skills law students have to acquire, using legal method and solving legal problems are possibly the most important. Yet all too often these legal skills are ignored, and it is assumed that students will acquire them as they progress through their course. "Learning Legal Rules" brings together the theory, structure, and practice of legal reasoning in a readily accessible style. The book explains how to find and make use of legal materials and offers an overview of the techniques of legal analysis and argument, and the operation of precedent and statutory interpretation. The authors also examine the permeating influence of EC law and the legal method employed by other European legal systems. The fifth edition has been extensively rewritten and reorganized to ensure that it continues to fit the needs of today's law students. It contains more guidance on interpreting statutes, an extended introductory chapter 1 on "What is Law?", and new material on the Human Rights Act. It has also been given a new clear text design and layout that incorporates new chapter headings and paragraph headings; summaries of the key points of each chapter; boxed questions at the end of each chapter; more diagrams, especially in the chapters on reasoning, to aid visual learners; and a main table of contents. It also contains a new Online Resource Centre containing key questions and guidance on how to answer them, diagrams, useful legal abbreviations and annotated web links.

About James A. Holland

James Holland is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Prior to this he worked for the Engineering Employers' West of England Association. He is also co-author of Blackstone's Legal Practice Course Guide: Employment Law. Julian Webb is Professor of Law at the University of Westminster and an Academic Adviser to the Bar Council on legal education and training. He was formerly Principal Lecturer and Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has published widely on the legal profession, legal ethics, and lawyers' skills, and is co-author of Blackstone's Legal Practice Course Guide: Lawyers' Skills.

Table of Contents

1. What is Law?; 2. Finding the Law; 3. Reading the Law; 4. Law, Fact and Language; 5. The Doctrine of Judicial Precedent; 6. How Precedent Operates; 7. Interpreting Statutes - the Rules; 8. "Bringing Rights Home": Legal Method and the Convention Rights; 9. Exploiting Legal Reasoning; 10. European Legal Method

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Learning Legal Rules: A Student's Guide to Legal Method and Reasoning by James A. Holland
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