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How To Write Better Law Essays

How To Write Better Law Essays

Tools and techniques for success in exams and assignments
4th Edition

Steve Foster

Feb 2016, Paperback, 296 pages
ISBN13: 9781292090405
ISBN10: 1292090405
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How to Write Better Law Essays is your indispensable guide to succeeding in written law assessments, helping you to research, write and present assignments with the precision and clarity required to achieve the best grades at degree level.

Preface

Introduction: How to use this book

Part 1: Preparing and writing law assignments

Chapter 1: Writing law assessments on undergraduate courses

Chapter 2: Presentation of law assessments

Part 2: Researching and writing legal essays: Specific legal skills

Chapter 3: Researching and using legal materials

Chapter 4: Legal reasoning and critical thinking in assessments

Chapter 5: Legal referencing and citation

Chapter 6: Good and bad essays

Part 3: Answering problem and exam questions

Chapter 7: Answering problem questions

Chapter 8: Preparing for and answering exam questions

Part 4: Tackling extended essays and projects

Chapter 9: Researching and writing advanced essays

Further reading

Index

'If students want to write better essays, then this book will certainly assist. Its guidance will have a very good effect on their writing skills and they will see this reflected in their grades.'

David Hodgkinson, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Derby

'This book helps students to feel empowered rather than daunted. It provides examples with detailed essay answers and evaluations that are easily comprehended and written in a highly approachable style.'

Selina Watts, Lecturer in Law, University of East Anglia

How to Write Better Law Essays is your indispensable guide to succeeding in written law assessments, helping you to research, write and present assignments with the precision and clarity required to achieve the best grades at degree level.

This fourth edition provides:

- Coverage of all the main types of undergraduate law assessment;

- Annotated sample writing with commentary to help you understand what makes a strong piece of written work and how to avoid common pitfalls;

- Example boxes that show how to apply the principles discussed to your own writing;

- Advice on analytical and critical writing skills, legal reasoning and legal research.

This book is an invaluable companion to those studying law as part of an LLB programme, a GDL course, a joint-honours degree or a professional qualification such as CILEx.

Steve Foster is Principal Lecturer at Coventry Law School, where he has taught legal skills for over 30 years and where he runs courses on legal writing and research. He is the author of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, also published by Pearson.

Steve Foster is Principal Lecturer at Coventry Law School, where he has taught legal skills for over 30 years and where he runs courses on legal writing and research. He is the author of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, also published by Pearson.