Conversion Course Companion for Law

Series
Longman
Author
Rhona Smith / Lynne Murrell / Debbie Rook  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
416
Pub.-date
August 2008
ISBN13
9781405873154
ISBN
1405873159
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Description

Written to support students through the challenges of the GDL or CPE course, this book introduces students to the landmark cases, the related key legal principles and puts each legal rule in context within each of the seven qualifying  foundation subjects.

It gives a clear overview of what each subject is all about without skimping on depth or detail, helping them to understand the discipline as a whole. The Conversion Course Companion is intended to be used as a useful introduction to law before students begin their conversion course or as a handy reference when tackling each subject in turn.

"The structure - legal context and background, the facts, working through the case - is excellent."
Mark Davys, Teaching Fellow in Law, Keele University

"Admirably clear without being condescending ..., I would use it and
recommend my CPE/Diploma students buy it."

Julian Myerscough, Lecturer in Law, University of East Anglia.

Features

Covering each of the core law subjects, ten cases are discussed and connected in:

  • Contract Law

  • Tort Law

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law

  • European Union Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Land Law

  • Equity and Trusts

 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Legal Skills and Handling Cases

1.Criminal Law

2.Public Law

3. Law of the European Union

4. Law of Contract

5. Law of Tort

6. Equity and the Law of Trusts

7. Land Law

Back Cover

"Admirably clear without being condescending ..., I would use it and
recommend my CPE/Diploma students buy it."

Julian Myerscough, Lecturer in Law, University of East Anglia.

 

"The structure - legal context and background, the facts, working through the case - is excellent."

Mark Davys, Senior Teaching Fellow in Law, Keele University.

 

The law “conversion” course is a challenging yet rewarding first step to becoming a solicitor or barrister. As a GDL or CPE student you’ll know that fitting all seven foundation subjects into a one or two year course is going to be tough but the reward is that conversion course graduates are more successful in securing vocational training  and eventually becoming lawyers than their LLB counterparts.

 

This new book has been designed specifically for students grappling with the intense nature of the CPE/GDL. It introduces you to the landmark cases, the related key legal principles and puts each legal rule in context within each of the seven qualifying  foundation subjects. It gives a clear overview of what each subject is all about without skimping on depth or detail helping you to understand the discipline as a whole. Use it as a good introduction to law before you start your course or as a handy guide when tackling each subject in turn.

 

Covering each of the core law subjects, cases are discussed and connected in:

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • European Union Law
  • Contract Law
  • Tort Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Land Law  

 

Rhona Smith LL.B.(Hons) in Scots Law, LL.M. in EU Law, Ph.D., PGCert.TLT is Professor in International Human Rights at Northumbria Law School. She teaches Public Law to CPE students and has experience of teaching EU, Public Law, Civil Liberties and International Human Rights to undergraduates and postgraduates.

Deborah Rook LL.B(Hons), LL.M in Property Law, PGCert Academic Practice, is a Solicitor and Principal Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University. She teaches Property Law to CPE and LLB students and was previously CPE Full time Programme Leader.

Lynne Murrell,BA (Hons) Philosophy, CPE, Diploma in Legal Practice, PGCert Academic Practice, is a Solicitor and Senior Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University where she is also Programme Leader of the CPE. She teaches trusts and torts to CPE and LLB students.

 

 

 

Reader Review(s)

"The structure - legal context and background, the facts, working  through the case - is excellent."
Mark Davys, Teaching Fellow in Law, Keele University