'This is a splendid book. It is well written, readable and wholly absorbing… a "must have" for every student of the law.'
from the Foreword by Lord Grabiner Q.C.
'I would strongly recommend this book to current students, as it raises issues which are not dealt with in other texts and has many sterling qualities. It could potentially become a classic text for law students.'
Roger Thomas, Undergraduate Pathway Leader (Cambridge) and Senior Lecturer, Anglia Law School, Anglia Ruskin University
'An excellent and comprehensive guide for all students who are considering doing a law degree or are already in the midst of one.'
Rajvir Thakore, first year law student, Middlesex University
Letters to a Law Student is the definitive guide to studying law at university. It is filled with advice aimed to turn the often daunting task of studying law into an enjoyable and stimulating experience. At the same time, reading Letters to a Law Student will help anyone who is considering studying law at university decide whether doing a law degree is the right option for them.
Written in a lively and entertaining style, this book offers clear and helpful answers to your questions about studying law, including:
- What do law students do?
- Should I study law at university?
- Have I got what it takes?
- How can I do well on the LNAT?
- How do I get to grips with reading cases and statutes?
- What can I do to get the best marks in exams?
- What makes an effective argument?
- How can I make sure I’m getting the most out of my teachers?
- What if I feel stressed out?
- What can I do with a law degree?
The Letters to a Law Student Companion Website provides additional support in finding out more about the study of law, using the Internet in your studies, and exploring the types of careers available in law. You can also submit your own questions to 'Dear Nick' and read the author's responses to other student letters. All of these resources are available at www.mylawchamber.co.uk/letters.
Letters to a Law Student is essential reading for anyone who is doing, or thinking about doing, a law degree at university.
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 third edition.