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What About Law?
Studying Law at University219
"'What About Law?' succeeds where so many legal guidebooks fail ... [it] skilfully demystifies the law and ably proves its argument. The law is, indeed, all around us - and this book will whet your appetite to find out how and why." - Alex Wade, The Times (of the previous edition) Law is one of the few subjects that the school leaver, choosing a degree course, will have very little real understanding of. This book comes to the rescue by clearly setting out what a prospective law student can expect and why a student should choose to study law. This new edition is updated to reflect the reality of studying law today, highlighting changes due to Brexit and reforms to constitutional law. The book covers the compulsory subjects every law student has to study: contract, criminal, property and trusts law, and brings them up to date. With a clear core structure and approach it takes a case from each of these subjects to illustrate legal issues and methodology. The writing style is accessible and has the audience - novices to law - firmly in mind. What About Law? shows how the study of law can be fun, intellectually stimulating and challenging. It introduces prospective students to the legal system, legal reasoning, critical thinking and argument. Written by a team of experienced teachers, this book should be read by every student about to embark on the study of law.
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..very well conceived and superbly executed. * Charles Rickett, University of Queensland * It is a concise and accessible introduction to law written by experts in each field. In addition to introducing the reader to fundamental legal concepts, each chapter offers an insight into the fascinating peculiarities of the law which will hopefully capture the imagination of potential law students. * Dr Lisa Whitehouse, Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer, University of Hull * A simple and user friendly book that 'sells' out the law as it is with all its various rationales. Fit for anyone embarking on a study of law. -- Vick Krishnan * University of East London * 'What About Law?' succeeds where so many legal guidebooks fail. The authors give a measured, succinct tour around key legal issues that is both illuminating for the non-lawyer and refreshingly thought-provoking for those whose undergraduate days are long behind them...By anchoring the book in contemporary cases replete with human interest and a tangible effect on our lives, 'What About Law?' skilfully demystifies the law and ably proves its argument. The law is, indeed, all around us - and this book will whet your appetite to find out how and why. -- Alex Wade * The Times (of the previous edition) * The authors of this volume expertly identify and communicate the essence of the subject: its broad scope, covering a wide range of social, political and moral problems; its intellectually satisfying methods of analysis, based on logic, precedent and judgment; and, above all, its entertainment value...I very much hope and expect that the information, and enthusiasm, contained in these pages will encourage potential law students. * Foreword by David Pannick QC, Blackstone Chambers * A really useful book for prospective students, giving an overview of a range of important areas. -- Dr Samuel White * University of the West of Scotland *
Catherine Barnard is Professor of EU Law and Employment Law, Janet O'Sullivan is Senior Lecturer in Law and Graham Virgo is Professor of English Private Law, all at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
1. Introduction to Law Catherine Barnard, Janet O'Sullivan and Graham Virgo, all University of Cambridge, UK STARTING TO THINK ABOUT LAW THE TOOLS LEGAL METHOD INTERPRETATION IMAGINATION GENERALISATION POLICY UNDERPINNING THE RULE ONE FINAL EXAMPLE CONCLUSIONS 2. Criminal Law Graham Virgo, University of Cambridge, UK THE ELEMENTS OF A CRIME THE REASONS FOR PUNISHMENT REASONS FOR CHARACTERISING CONDUCT AS CRIMINAL FACTS OF BROWN THE KEY OFFENCES THE ISSUE IN BROWN APPLICATION OF THE DECISION THE DISSENTING JUDGES THEORY: AUTONOMY VERSUS WELFARE SUBSEQUENT EVENTS: MOTIVE AND RISK HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REFORM CONCLUSIONS 3. Law of Contract Janet O'Sullivan, University of Cambridge, UK INTRODUCTION SOME CRUCIAL IDEAS ABOUT CONTRACTUAL REMEDIES THE CASE THE HOUSE OF LORDS DECISION IN MORE DETAIL WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE RUXLEY? WHAT IF THE BUILDER HAD SAVED MONEY BY BREACHING THE CONTRACT? CONCLUSION 4. Tort Tony Weir, revised by Janet O'Sullivan, University of Cambridge, UK THE MOST FAMOUS TORT CASE THE 'DUTY' QUESTION THE KIND OF HARM DAMAGE AND LOSS RECOVERY FOR PURE FINANCIAL HARM APPLICATION IN MCFARLANE FAIR, JUST AND REASONABLE THE REASONS GIVEN IN MCFARLANE THE SPEECH OF LORD STEYN DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE PSYCHIATRIC HARM EFFECT ON THIRD PARTIES TORT AS DETERRENCE DETERRENCE AND COMPENSATION TWO EXAMPLES STATUTES AND JUDGE-MADE LAW THE EFFECT OF MCFARLANE DAMAGE AND THE INVASION OF RIGHTS THE UNWANTED BABY ABROAD CONCLUSION 5. Land Law Kevin Gray, University of Cambridge, UK INTRODUCTION THE PROBLEM OF PROPERTY THE CASE (CHHOKAR V CHHOKAR) CONCLUSION 6. Equity and Trusts Graham Virgo, University of Cambridge, UK WHAT IS EQUITY? THE CONTRIBUTION OF EQUITY TYPES OF TRUST THE FACTS OF FOSKETT V MCKEOWN THE POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS IDENTIFICATION AND APPLICATION OF RULES AND PRINCIPLES CONCLUSIONS 7. Constitutional Law Mark Elliott, University of Cambridge, UK PROLOGUE THE MILLER II CASE CONCLUSIONS 8. EU Law, Brexit and International Trade Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge, UK THE WORLD TRADING REGIME CASSIS DE DIJON BREXIT CONCLUSIONS 9. Conclusions: Drawing Some Threads Together Janet O'Sullivan, Catherine Barnard and Graham Virgo, all University of Cambridge, UK