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Glanville Williams: Learning the Law

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For more than half a century, "Williams: Learning the Law" has been essential reading for every undergraduate law student in the common law world, providing a clear introduction to the methods and skills of the law. It explains the many skills students need to study effectively for a law degree, including case law techniques, interpreting statutes, undertaking legal resear ...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published January 25th 2006 by Sweet & Maxwell (first published 1945)
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Phillip Taylor
Sep 13, 2008 Phillip Taylor rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all potential law students as a priority
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Do you remember what was described as that old chestnut, the ‘guide, philosopher and friend’ called ‘Learning the Law’ from the 1960s?

I do… and I am happy to say that the Cambridge Professor, ATH Smith, has produced the very best effort for a new edition after an absence of 20 years.

It is rightly described as essential reading for all potential lawyers, whether sixth-form students or graduates contemplating the study of law, or those considering career o
Jul 05, 2007 Chaundra rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone studying Law in England or Wales
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Like almost every LLB student in England or Wales, I originally started this as preliminary reading for accelerated LLB at Birkback that I'll be starting in the Fall. Wow, there is good reason this book is on the prelim reading lists for nearly every LLB programme in the country. It covers just about every aspect of preparing for the law from an overview of the English Legal system, to the foundations of legal research, to best exam practices, to landing the ideal job. Extremely detailed with ex ...more
Sep 12, 2016 Fifi rated it did not like it
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The first few chapters were about Law itself and they were really badly structured and unhelpful for a fresher as legal vocab was thrown around with no definitions to follow up, and sometimes two related terms were mentioned and only one was explained..... Later chapters about the learning of the law were better, I guess because they relied on the reader's common sense rather than erudition.
read this whole book for my first term in college.. yes, I'm taking law here okay go ballistic hahaha this book provides all information for starters like me and it made me fall in love with law even more
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