Table of contents for The law student's handbook / Phillip Kenny and Steve Wilson.

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1 Choosing law 1 
2 English law and the English courts 17 
3 Current issues in law 35 
4 The way law is taught 45 
5 Varieties of law teaching 65 
6 The law library and the Internet 81 
7 The sources of legal study 101 
8 Preparing written work 123 
9 Advice on completing coursework 141 
10 Citation of legal sources and plagiarism 169 
11 Undergraduate examinations 185 
12 Answering degree-level examination questions 209 
13 Becoming a solicitor 245 
14 Becoming a barrister 269 
15 Alternative careers in law 283 
16 The postgraduate study of law 293 
Appendix 1 Sample law reports 303 
Appendix 2 Sample Act of Parliament 319 
Detailed Contents
Guide to using the book xiv 
Guide to using the Online Resource Centre xvi 
1 Choosing law 1 
First steps 1 
Choosing a college 4 
The variety of law degrees available 5 
Completing UCAS applications 10 
Preparing for an interview 11 
Student life 12 
The organisation of study time 13 
How hard to work 14 
2 English law and the English courts 17 
English law and the English courts 17 
Common law 17 
Court structure 18 
Precedent in the English courts 20 
Legislation 23 
The divisions of law 24 
Criminal courts 27 
The civil trial 28 
The lawyers 29 
Useful legal terms 32 
3 Current issues in law 35 
Access to the profession 35 
The cost of qualification 36 
The changing face of the professions 37 
Legal aid 37 
The provision of legal services 38 
The electronic revolution 39 
How the future affects barristers 40 
What of the generalist practitioner? 42 
Services provided by lawyers 43 
4 The way law is taught 45 
Lecturers, seminars, and other methods of teaching 45 
Lectures 46 
Seminars, tutorials, problem classes 60 
5 Varieties of law teaching 65 
Other methods of teaching and learning law 65 
The case method 65 
What is clinical legal education? 67 
Developments in skills teaching 72 
Interviewing and negotiation 74 
Mooting, mock trials, and role playing 74 
Teaching through computers 77 
Alternatives to lectures 78 
Distance learning and part-time degrees 78 
6 The law library and the Internet 81 
Finding legal source materials 81 
The law library 82 
Finding and using legislation 87 
Textbooks in the law library 89 
Journals and periodicals 90 
Bibliographic sources and similar works 90 
Quick reference works 91 
The encyclopaedic works 91 
Electronic sources 95 
Using the library and legal databases for research 97 
7 The sources of legal study 101 
Choosing legal source materials 101 
Primary sources 102 
Secondary sources 113 
The Internet as a source 119 
General approach 119 
8 Preparing written work 123 
Preparing essays and projects 123 
Answering law questions 124 
Preparing written work 129 
Presentation of essays 130 
Preparing substantial pieces of work 132 
9 Advice on completing coursework 141 
Matters to be considered 141 
Preparation 141 
Planning your answer 145 
Writing the coursework 147 
Oral presentations 162 
Group work 165 
10 Citation of legal sources and plagiarism 169 
Authority of sources 169 
Reliability of Internet resources 170 
Citation 170 
Members of the judiciary 177 
The correct use of quotations 178 
The correct use of footnotes 178 
Creating a bibliography 179 
Plagiarism 179 
11 Undergraduate examinations 185 
Law and law exams 185 
Assessment of law examinations 186 
Different types of examination 189 
Revision for examinations 193 
Sitting the examination 197 
What is within your control 198 
Those matters lying outside your control 200 
Planning ahead 201 
12 Answering degree-level examination questions 209 
Answering law examination questions 209 
Types of questions 209 
Problem questions 210 
Essay questions 226 
Further preparation for examinations 241 
13 Becoming a solicitor 245 
What is a solicitor? 245 
The routes to qualification as a solicitor 247 
The different routes to qualification 248 
The legal practice course 253 
The common professional examination or graduate diploma in law course 255 
List of topics of which knowledge is essential before embarking on the new legal practice course 257 
Obtaining a training contract 259 
Choosing a firm 261 
What to expect from articles/training contract 263 
The financial side of qualifying 264 
The availability of training places 265 
Preparation for a training place interview 265 
Alternatives to a training contract 267 
14 Becoming a barrister 269 
The daily life of a barrister in chambers 269 
The BVC as a qualification 272 
Qualifying as a barrister 273 
Pupillage 278 
15 Alternative careers in law 283 
What happens to law students? 283 
What about non-graduate entry to the profession? 284 
Other careers available 288 
Assessment centres 289 
Interviews 290 
16 The postgraduate study of law 293 
Why engage in postgraduate study? 293 
Empirical research 294 
Traditional legal scholarship 295 
Other fields of research 296 
Selecting a postgraduate course 297 
Continuing professional education 300 
Appendix 1 303 
Sample law report 303 
Appendix 2 319 
Sample Act of Parliament 319 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Law -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain.
Law students -- Great Britain -- Handbooks.