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What About Law? Studying Law at University


Edited by: Catherine Barnard, Janet O’Sullivan, Graham Virgo
Published: September 2021, 3rd edition
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-5099-5010-2

Κωδικός προϊόντος: 9781509950102 Κατηγορίες: ,

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.


1. Introduction to Law
2. Criminal Law
3. Law of Contract
4. Tort
5. Land Law
6. Equity
7. Constitutional Law
8. European Union Law
9. Conclusions: Drawing Some Threads Together