‘The text is clear and easy to understand. It explains the issues very well indeed without over-simplifying fundamental points.’
Dr Janine Griffiths-Baker, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Bristol
‘A clear, concise and accurate introductory text written by a leading authority in land law.’
Dr Antonia Layard, Lecturer, School of Law, Cardiff University
‘Comprehensive and well-structured.’
Shan Cole, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Glamorgan
Roger Smith’s Introduction to Land Law presents a straightforward account of the law and its effects, giving a clear and accessible explanation of concepts students often find difficult to grasp. It illuminates the interesting and thought-provoking issues stemming from land law.
A unique chapter structure allows students to understand the fundamental place and practice of each subject area before delving into some of the deeper matters they will be expected to engage with throughout their course:
Nature and importance sets out, by use of examples, how the law functions and why it is important;
Main issues and rules clearly explains the key principles in detail, including case analysis and diagrams where helpful;
Critical and controversial issues introduces areas of topical debate and controversy, outlining the key issues and arguments, then encouraging students to form their own assessment of the law in each area.
The book also provides:
- Introductory chapters that explain what land law is and why it is important, the difference between land law and other forms of property law, and the increasingly important relationship between land law and human rights.
- A fully cross-referenced glossary with clear definitions of the technical and often archaic terms encountered in land law.
- A companion website at www.mylawchamber.co.uk/smithintro with useful resources for assessment and learning support.
Roger J. Smith teaches law at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He is also the author of two very successful in-depth treatments of the subject: Property Law, sixth edition, and Property Law: Cases and Materials, fourth edition, both published by Longman.
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This text is supported by a mylawchamber website, www.mylawchamber.co.uk/smithintro, which includes:
For students: regular legal updates, interactive self-test questions, practice assessment questions, web links, an online glossary and flashcards for key terms in land law.
For lecturers: a testbank of multiple-choice questions that can be customised and used to assess students' progress.
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