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Legal Systems & Skills (5th edn)  

Scott SlorachProfessor and Director of Learning & Teaching, University of YorkClose
Judith EmbleyFormer Associate ProfessorClose
Catherine ShephardReader in Practice-Informed Legal Education, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityClose
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Peter GoodchildAssociate Professor and Programme Director, Law Conversion Courses, University of LawClose
Published in Print: 07 July 2023 Published Online:August 2023
ISBN: 9780192874429
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Legal Systems & Skills provides essential knowledge and skills for underpinning legal studies, providing a foundation for graduate employability both within and outside the legal service profession. It develops students’ understanding in three core areas: legal systems, legal skills, and professional development and commercial awareness. The first part of the book looks at legal systems, sources of law, legislation, case law, and legal services and ethics. The next part considers, in the context of academia and practice, how to read and understand law, legal research, problem solving, oral communication and presentations, client interviews and meetings, negotiation and mediation, mooting, advocacy and criminal advocacy competitions, writing and drafting, and revision and assessment. The final part examines employability skills, commercial awareness, business, economics and finance, law firms, and clients.