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Letters to a Law Student
The definitive guide to studying law at university, Letters to a Law Student is an indispensable guide for any law student, at any point in their undergraduate degree. It is packed full of practical advice and helpful answers to the most common questions about studying law at university across every stage of taking, or thinking about taking, a law degree.
· Covers all of the key skills and attributes needed for successful study throughout the entirety of a law degree programme;
· Adopts a unique ‘letter’ approach to answer common questions a law student may have about their study;
· Contains a wealth of practical tips, examples and exercises throughout to help students get the very most out of their studies;
· Includes ‘Top 10’ lists to support students across a range of law related topics.
This 4th edition includes:
· New letters relating to free speech; and how to cope with the challenges of studying law;
· Coverage of the changing route to qualification of a solicitor from 2020 onwards;
· Top 10 lists on a range of law related topics.
Letter 1 What is Law?
Letter 2 Four reasons for studying law
Letter 3 The astonishing hypothesis
Letter 4 But is law the right subject for me?
Top 10 Myths about studying law
Letter 5 Choosing a university
Letter 6 The LNAT and other law tests
Letter 7 Tips for interview
Letter 8 How (and how not) to argue
Top 10 Fallacies and stupidities
Letter 9 General tips on studying law
Letter 10 Some hard truths
Letter 11 Avoiding problems
Letter 12 Coping with stress
Top 10 Films about law
Letter 13 Making the most of your time
Letter 14 Using a textbook
Letter 15 Reading cases
Letter 16 A short history of law reporting
Top 10 Figures in English legal history
Letter 17 Making sense of statutes
Letter 18 How to get through an article
Letter 19 Using the internet
Letter 20 Getting the most out of where you are
Top 10 Controversies in English law
Letter 21 Your fellow students
Letter 22 On free speech
Letter 23 How to write an essay
Letter 24 Writing a dissertation
Top 10 Metaphors, allusions and phrases
Letter 25 How to write a problem answer
Letter 26 Tips on revising
Letter 27 Last advice before the exams
Letter 28 Moving on
Top 10 Final words of advice
Appendix A A mini-dictionary of English Law
Appendix B Century Insurance v Northern Ireland RoadTransport Board  A.C. 509
What does it take to succeed as a law student? This book will show you how.
Voted one of the top 6 books that all future law students should read by The Guardian’s studying law website*, Letters to a Law Student is packed full of practical advice and helpful answers to the most common questions about studying law at University across every stage of taking, or thinking about taking, a law degree.
· Whether reading law at University is the right thing for you;
· What law students do;
· How to get the best marks in exams;
· Tips on coping with the challenges of studying law;
· What you can do with a law degree;
· The way in which qualifying as a solicitor is set to change in the future,
… and much more.
Nicholas J. McBride is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Nicholas J. McBride is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge; he was formerly a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is (with Roderick Bagshaw) the author of Tort Law, now in its fifth edition.