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Written by leading authors with extensive experience in both teaching and practice, this established and trusted title equips the student with all the techniques of legal research, analysis, and argument they will need for their law course and beyond. Holland & Webb take an engaging and practical approach with examples and exercises throughout which allow students to develop their knowledge and their reasoning skills making this an ideal text for first year students.

Online resources
Learning Legal Rules is accompanied by online resources, complete with 200 multiple choice questions with feedback for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198799900
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/05/2019
Edition description: 10th ed.
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

James Holland, Professor Emeritus, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England,Julian Webb, Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School

James Holland is a Barrister and Professor Emeritus at Bristol Law School, the University of the West of England.

Julian Webb is Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School. He is also Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Exeter and Visiting Professor at the University of Derby.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding the law
2. Finding the law
3. Reading the law
4. From reading to writing
5. Constructing the legal argument
6. The doctrine of judicial precedent
7. How precedent operates: ratio decidendi and obiter dictum
8. Making sense of statutes
9. Interpreting statutes
10. 'Bringing rights home': legal method and convention rights
11. European legal method