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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers Land Law

1. Exam Skills for Success in Land Law  

The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offers the best preparation for tackling exam questions. This chapter gives students advice on the skills for success in land law exams. It includes tips on what to do during the module, how to tackle the revision period, and tips for the exam room, as well as advice on the structure and approach to problem questions. It gives advice which starts from the moment the module begins advising on the best way to approach learning and understanding land law and suggests how to get the best out of your lectures and tutorials or seminars.

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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers Employment Law

1. Exam skills for success in employment law  

The Q&A series offer the best preparation for tackling exam questions. Each book includes typical questions, bullet-pointed answer plans and suggested answers, author commentary, and illustrative diagrams and flowcharts. This chapter gives students advice on skills for success in employment law exams. It includes tips on how to get the most out of an employment law course and how best to use the revision period. Students are also provided with helpful hints on what to do in the exam room to ensure that they have the best chance of success, as well as advice on the structure and approach to problem questions and essays.

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Cover The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law

1. Introducing The Successful Law Student  

This chapter provides an overview of the book’s main aims and themes, highlighting its aim to give students the best possible chance of success when studying law at university. The chapter indicates the main reader groups for the book, namely those applying for or accepting a place to study law at university, those about to start a law degree, those already studying law at university, and those thinking about whether to study law at university. The chapter explains the important features of the book, ‘I Wish I’d Known’, and ‘Inside Knowledge’ that provide advice directly from real law students from different universities and different backgrounds, and from law graduates and legal practitioners, all contributing their insight on a wide range of issues. This chapter also sets out the five sections of the book and provides guidance on key terms.

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Cover Environmental Law

1. What is Environmental Law?  

This chapter provides an introductory overview to environmental law including the way the subject is defined and the challenges involved in studying it. As with other chapters in this book, this introductory chapter provides an advanced introduction to environmental law containing carefully selected abstracts from cases, legislation, and academic debate. The chapter begins with an overview of the environmental law landscape in the UK and moves on to describe three different ways to define environmental law—descriptively, purposively, and jurisprudential—and why these different definitions matter. The challenges of practising and studying environmental law are explored and in the last section a framework is provided for structuring environmental law inquiry. Overall, the chapter provides a launching off point for the study of environmental law as well as a reference point for those who are studying the subject.

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Cover The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law

3. Preparing for Success  

This chapter focuses on preparing to become a successful law student, starting by considering and challenging what ‘a successful law student’ might mean. It explores key attributes that will contribute to that success, beyond conventional academic skills. It provides guidance on preparing for a successful start as a law student to enhance the student’s chances of success. The chapter also explores the transition to legal study from diverse student perspectives. It provides guidance on recognising and responding to challenges when beginning legal study and highlights sources of support.

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Cover Land Law Directions

16. Exam technique and the perils of question spotting  

This chapter offers some general advice to students on how to prepare for their land law exam. Firstly, it discusses the revision process and advises on how best to prepare for exam success. It offers some top exam tips, and suggestions on question spotting. It then presents some questions that are likely to be asked on the topics studied. These topics include all of the substantive topics covered in the book, including the nature of land, the structure of land law, the freehold estate, land registration, leases, adverse possession, co-ownership and the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, easements and profits, covenants in freehold land, and mortgages.

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Cover The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law
The Successful Law Student provides insights, advice, and perspectives on the law student experience. The focus is on the things that can make a big difference to the student experience and ultimate success on the law degree or in other legal study, including making a smooth transition to university level law study; getting the most out of different classes, opportunities, and feedback; advice on how to approach law assessments; and finding a rewarding career. Complemented by a variety of insider voices, which add valuable context and real-life insight, the text incorporates the expertise of experienced law teachers and others to explore the learning process in law and look beyond it to consider what success means and provide support in dealing with the pressures of legal study.

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Cover The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law

15. Career Pathways  

This chapter discusses the many different career options open to law graduates in light of the skills and attributes cultivated by legal study. It discusses traditional legal pathways (solicitor, barrister, legal executive) and other career pathways both within the law and those that do not involve the law directly but welcome graduates with a law degree because of the skills they offer. The chapter also looks at the opportunities for, and merits of, further postgraduate study. The chapter highlights the breadth of possibilities open to the successful law student, and highlights things to consider when contemplating different career pathways and options.

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Cover The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law

2. Studying Law at University: Opportunities and Considerations  

This chapter is aimed primarily at readers who are considering whether to study law or are reviewing their plans, recognizing that not all prospective or current law students will have a fixed career goal. The chapter addresses questions such as what is law; what is studied on a law degree programme; where will law lead; is legal study right for the student? It also discusses the range of different law degree programmes and considerations in selecting a law programme, the foundations of legal knowledge subjects, course requirements, and studying law in the UK as an international student.

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Cover Concentrate Questions and Answers Family Law

1. Exam Skills for Success in Family Law  

The Concentrate Questions and Answers series offers the best preparation for tackling exam and assignment questions. Each book includes key debates, typical questions, diagram answer plans, suggested answers, author commentary, and tips to gain extra marks. The aim of Concentrate Q&A Family Law 2022 is to show candidates how to display their learning. This chapter starts with tips for writing essays and answering problem questions, which are followed by four lists of exam hints. Where relevant, the assumption is that the exam is to be set internally. The first list consists of preparation advice, whilst the second and third cover the exam itself. Some of the points made in these lists are obviously applicable to any exam, law or otherwise. Even third-year students may gain from these lists, if only by way of a refresher course. The fourth list is exclusively concerned with family law exams (and assignments).

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Cover Legal Systems & Skills

Scott Slorach, Judith Embley, Catherine Shephard, and Peter Goodchild

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.

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Cover Immigration & Asylum Law

9. Entry for work, business, and study: the points-based system  

Gina Clayton, Georgina Firth, Caroline Sawyer, and Rowena Moffatt

This chapter deals with the law relating to entry for work, self-employment, and study. These are the areas covered by the points-based system (PBS), which was implemented from 2008. It is organised around the five tiers of the PBS but makes reference to some of the old rules as well as provides some historical perspective. It also considers those few schemes remaining outside the PBS and, briefly, illegal working. A new PBS has been announced, to come into operation at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. The government’s intention is to end the ‘distortion’ of free movement and to treat EU and non-EU migrants ‘equally’, reducing overall migration and encouraging only skilled migrants.

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Cover Legal Systems & Skills

Judith Embley, Peter Goodchild, and Catherine Shephard

Edited by Scott Slorach

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, and writing and drafting. The final part examines employability skills, commercial awareness, business, economics and finance, law firms, and clients.