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Learning Legal Rules By James A. Holland

Learning Legal Rules
by James A. Holland

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Learning Legal Rules introduces students to the techniques of legal analysis and argument in a readily accessible style. It includes chapters on finding and reading the law, the doctrine of precedent, how to interpret statutes, and the influence of human rights and EC law on the English legal system.
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Learning Legal Rules by James A. Holland

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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About James A. Holland

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).

Table of Contents

1. Understanding the law; 2. Finding the law; 3. Reading the law; 4. From reading to writing; 5. Law, fact, and language; 6. The doctrine of judicial precedent; 7. How precedent operates: ratio decidendi and obiter dictum; 8. Making sense of statutes; 9. Interpreting statutes; 10. 'Bringing rights home': legal method and convention rights; 11. European legal method; 12. Exploiting legal reasoning

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Learning Legal Rules by James A. Holland
James A. Holland
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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