Learning Legal Rules

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OUP Oxford, May 13, 2010 - Law - 440 pages
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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. The seventh edition of this well-established text has been fully updated and includes a new chapter on legal writing to help students prepare for their essays and exams. In line with modern teaching practices, there is further guidance on the use of online legal resources, while the material on the accompanying web site has also been expanded. Online Resource Centre For students: Guidance on essay writing Guidance on answering legal problems Self-test questions Guidance notes on statutory interpretation and case law analysis Web links For lecturers: Seminar problems Test bank Diagrams from the book

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Foreword to the First Edition by the Rt Hon Lord Templeman M BE xi
Table of Cases xix

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About the author (2010)

James Holland is a Barrister, Professor of Legal Method and Employment Law, and Head of Bristol Law School. He is also co-author of Employment Law 2009: LPC Guide (OUP, 2009)

Julian Webb is is Professor of Legal Education at the University of Warwick and Director of the Higher Education Academy, UK Centre for Legal Education. He has published widely on the legal profession and is also co-author of Lawyers' Skills 2009-2010 (OUP, 2009).

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