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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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Brings together the theory, structure, and practice of legal reasoning. This book explains how to uncover and exploit the mysteries of legal materials, presenting the techniques of legal analysis and argument and the operation of precedent and statutory interpretation. It examines the importance of human rights and the permeating influence of EC.

Learning Legal Rules Summary

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 uncover and exploit the mysteries of legal materials. This is then used to draw the student into the techniques of legal analysis and argument and the operation of precedent and statutory interpretation. Throughout the book the authors also examine the importance of human rights and the permeating influence of EC.Online Resource Centre Lecturer resources Test bank - a ready-made electronic testing resource which can be customised to your teaching needs feedback Seminar problems - additional seminar exercises to support teaching VLE Content Student resources Gudiance on answering legal problems - working examples of how a lawyer has to approach the material available Guidance on essay writing - supplements the materials available in chapters 2 and 3 Self-test questions - enables students to test their knowledge of issues covered in the book Web links - links to other useful websites Guidance notes on statutory interpretation and case law analysis - an exercise combining elements of case law analysis, reading statutes and statutory interpretation

Learning Legal Rules Reviews

"...books like these are such a godsend. This is an excellent text." Lex Magazine, 2005

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 Legal Education and Director of the UK Centre for Legal Education at the University of Warwick.
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. Understanding the law; 2. Finding the law; 3. Reading the law; 4. Law, fact, and language; 5. The doctrine of judicial precedent; 6. How precedent operates: ratio decidendi and obiter dictum; 7. Making sense of statutes; 8. Interpreting statutes; 9. 'Bringing rights home': legal method and convention rights; 10. European legal method; 11. Exploiting legal reasoning

Additional information

GOR012767967
9780199282500
0199282501
Learning Legal Rules: A Student's Guide to Legal Method and Reasoning by James A. Holland
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2006-06-01
400
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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