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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, contained everything I needed and more
I bought this book for a module I was doing on my first year undergraduate Economics course and found that this book contained all the information covered in this module.
The language is quite simple to understand and there are a lot of cases at the back to help illustrate certain points made, comparisons were sometimes made between cases. This was particularly good...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book good, but needs more
I found the book good, but if you are doing undergrad you will need more to understand the cases and examples this book cites. I would recomend it for GCE level law, and advanced level to help the student learn the basics.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, contained everything I needed and more, 10 Feb 2003
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I bought this book for a module I was doing on my first year undergraduate Economics course and found that this book contained all the information covered in this module.
The language is quite simple to understand and there are a lot of cases at the back to help illustrate certain points made, comparisons were sometimes made between cases. This was particularly good as during the exams we were meant to refer to relevant cases and to compare and contrast certain cases, this book did all that and also explained how the outcome was achieved.
I would strongly recommend this book if you are studying undergraduate law or a law module, if this is one of the books that appears on your reading list - get it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From a teacher's perspective as a student text, 24 Nov 2000
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Smith and Keenan is one of the classic law texts for just about any course below undergraduate level. It is comprehensive while being just short of complicated and forbidding. The case section at the back eliminates the need for a seperate case book. If students can be encouraged to read it they will be rewarded by the experience. Excellent value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A useful legal practitioner's aide memoire, 21 Jan 2012
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This review is from: Smith and Keenan's English Law: Text and Cases (Paperback)
I had a previous edition of this book and have just ordered the latest edition (not this one). No, agreed that this book is insufficient in itself for a law degree (or professional law exams) but it will probably suffice for other law courses on non-law degrees or similar. However, even for the 'pure' law student (if that isn't a contradiction in terms!)it will still give a very good overview. Lay readers will also find it a valuable source of information of their legal rights and remedies. As a legal practitioner I tend to use it as a glorified dictionary pointing me in the right direction for further research in the more detailed legal tomes. For example, bailment is mentioned and we had a case of an involuntary bailee recently. And before anyone gets too sniffy about a practitioner using this book, I always remember a story told by Professor Glanville Williams in his 'Learning the Law' (also highly recommended to students) of an old and well respected country solicitor who always impressed clients at interview by being able to pick up one of his half-a-dozen law books from behind his desk and turn quickly to the very point on which advice was needed. What the client never knew was that each was an identical legal compendium called 'Everyman's Own Lawyer' in a diffrent binding! This present book is perhaps a modern version of the latter. It can be usefully used as a first port of call - but inadvisably the last - for any lawyer or (pure) law student. But that is not to denigrate in any way the breadth and depth of what is here - just a caveat to remind readers that it would be impossible in a book of this size (already pretty large) to cover everything. If you are studying tort(or is it torts?)then by all means use this as an introductory overview, BUT also read one of the standard detailed texts as well. Similarly for other subjects. As to the book being boring, if you think it is then law is probably not for you!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book good, but needs more, 10 Sep 2003
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I found the book good, but if you are doing undergrad you will need more to understand the cases and examples this book cites. I would recomend it for GCE level law, and advanced level to help the student learn the basics.
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