This textbook is an ambitious and engaging introduction to the more advanced writings on Jurisprudence, primarily designed to allow students to `get under the skin' of the topic and begin to build their critical thinking and analysis skills.
An important collection examining how socio-legal studies and empirical legal research can be integrated into the law curriculum, looking at both core qualifying subjects and stand-alone socio-legal modules, and considering theoretical and methodological approaches combined with practical examples.
Offers a distinctive view of contemporary law in Western societies, and provides a clear analytical framework for the study of the diverse literature relating to its field. This edition takes account of theoretical literature, changes of emphasis in interpretation and research on legal practice, dispute processing, and law enforcement.
This book is a theoretically informed and research-oriented vision of the sociology of law which examines the place and role of law in society. Mathieu Deflem discusses and reviews major accomplishments in the field and reveals the value of the manner in which sociologists study the social structures and processes of law.
In Online Courts and the Future of Justice, Richard Susskind, the world's most cited author on the future of legal service, argues that online courts will transform litigation and solve two problems: less than 50% of humanity have access to justice; and, in most legal systems, resolving legal disputes is too costly, slow, complex, and antiquated.
From James Comey, former FBI director and the number one bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty, Saving Justice is about how truth and the institutions of justice have been eroded under Donald Trump and how they can be restored.
The Concentrate Q&A series is the result of a collaboration involving hundreds of law students and lecturers from universities across the UK. Each book in this series offers you better support and a greater chance to succeed on your law course than any of the competitors.
This bestselling dictionary is an invaluable resource for both legal professionals and students of law, defining major legal terms, concepts, and processes within the English legal system. This tenth edition has been fully revised to reflect the UK's new status outside the EU and includes expanded coverage of constitutional and medical law.
The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law is the ultimate guide for all prospective and current law students. Packed full of insights, advice and perspectives from current and past law students, it is the only student guide to draw extensively on real-life examples and advice to help you make the most of your studies.
A reader for students new to philosophy of law, legal theory and jurisprudence. It covers a wide range of topics, helping the student get to grips with the classic and core arguments and the debates in philosophy of law.
Evidence Concentrate is written and designed to help you succeed. Accurate and reliable, Concentrate guides go above and beyond, not only consolidating your learning but focusing your revision and maximising your potential.
English law is often taught and understood in a non-historical way, but historical context helps us see how many of the ideas and institutions that we think of as being fixed are nothing of the sort. Accessibly written for those new to studying law, this book provides the fascinating 'back story' of how the English common law developed.
From the number one bestselling, award-winning Secret Barrister - an entertaining and surprising memoir about their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from austerity-supporting twenty-something to campaigning reformer.
The Law Student's Dictionary provides an invaluable reference work for all law students. The terms have been chosen with the specific needs of the undergraduate student in mind, and the text includes substantial entries on core student topics, which help to explain and contextualise these key areas.
Provides an understanding of how to effectively conduct mediation. This book shows what mediation is, the rationale behind it and how it differs from litigation. It provides tips and case studies, setting out the do's and don'ts of mediation. It is aimed at mediators, and solicitors and barristers representing clients at mediation.
Acute, questioning, humane and passionately concerned for justice, Helena Kennedy is one of the most powerful voices in legal circles in Britain today. She argues that in the last twenty years we have seen a steady erosion of civil liberties, culminating today in extraordinary legislation, which undermines long established freedoms.
A critical examination of the major existing philosophical and constitutional theories on affirmative action in the United States. The book elaborates a theory that strongly defends the justice of affirmative action from the standpoint of both philosophy and constitutional law.
In every court and tribunal, advocates represent us all - Crown and defendant, landlord and tenant, rich and poor, honest and false alike. What are the duties to court and client? This book surveys the role of advocates at various stages of their work.
This book explores the consequences of eight exemplary cases around which the common law developed to reveal the diverse and uncoordinated attempts by the courts to adapt the law to changing conditions.
Letters to a Law Student relays all that a prospective law student needs to know before embarking on their studies. It provides a useful guide to those considering a law degree or conversion course and helps students prepare for what can be a daunting first year of study.
This textbook on the sociology of law is organised according to the theoretical traditions of sociology, and oriented towards providing an accessible, but sophisticated, introduction to, and overview of, the central themes, problems and debates in this field.
Focusing on the processes involved in taking law exams, this book demonstrates how students can do justice to themselves by adopting the techniques employed by successful examinees. It identifies methods by which both essay and, more especially, problem questions can be approached.
Suitable for lawyers, students and those interested in the workings of the legal system, this book presents definitions of hundreds of key legal terms from abuse of process to youth court as well as providing biographical information on important legal thinkers, from John Locke and Thomas Hobbes to Max Weber and Ronald Dworkin.
Provides a clear guide to the main topics in a jurisprudence or legal theory course with the novice in mind. Looking at the emergence of 'Critical Legal Studies' and 'Feminist Jurisprudence', this book also provides summaries of the pertinent arguments within these topics, and of the views of leading theorists.