on 24 July 2012
Very informative book that sets out "course notes" about the English Legal System in a simple form. Very easy to understand and follow all chapters due to headings, tables, diagrams, cases and examples all set out extremely clearly. Contains a lot of information and works well alongside other text books to aid understanding. Perfect for first year law students and also to have at hand for reference throughout a law degree. The potential exam questions section and check list at the end of a chapter help you to revise each topic after you have read it and each chapter is only a 10/15 minute read. Overall it's very well structured and provides all essential information needed as a foundation for further studying of each topic.
on 26 July 2012
This study guide is ideal for any law student, particularly those in their first year of an undergraduate law degree, since it easily and effectively covers the essential parts of the English Legal System; a core part of any first year law degree. The guide is easy to follow and understand, using clear headings, with simple diagrams and tables, making good visual revision tools. The guide covers all the key cases and legislation clearly, allowing for quick and easy revision.
I particularly liked the 'Checkpoints' at the end of each chapter, which allow the reader to tick off whether they have understood each aspect of the topic at hand, to ensure that they have fully grasped the concepts covered. I also found the 'Potential exam questions' section at the end of each chapter helpful too, since they allow the reader to test themselves, and also give a good idea of the types of questions the reader may encounter in an exam.
Quite different to a lot of other revision guides out there, which can often be long and difficult to engage with, unlike this one, which is easy to read and understand, yet manages to cover all the vital information. I highly recommend this guide to any law student out there who is studying the English Legal System.
on 17 April 2013
This book is a great addition to any law undergraduate seeking to understand the basics of the English legal system. The material is presented in a very reader-friendly style which is easy on the eye and thus allows easy reading of the book.
The information in the book proceeds in a logical order beginning with the more general information of the English legal system before going into more specific components.
It is important to note that given the size of the book, it is not intended as a complete overview-indeed if you are looking for such a comprehensive book then larger volumes are definitely for you. However the strength of this book lies in its accessibility-it is one that even I, as a penultimate year law student, find myself picking up to quickly remind myself of something.
on 23 July 2012
This book is ideal for any Law student, especially first year students who need to gain an understanding and knowledge of The English Legal System. This book manages to contain a considerable amount of information, yet lay it out in a manner that is easy to dissect and read. This book also contains checklists and questions where you can apply your knowledge which is really useful. The online interactive questions were also very useful during exam time.
on 23 July 2012
'Course Notes: The English Legal System' was very well set out, with clear and concise definitions of the topics covered. Questions which allow the reader to compound their learning by testing themselves on it were a good addition, with exam style questions helping to get you to put your learning into a useful format. It handles the less engaging parts of the legal system well and keeps you willing to carry on studying.
on 30 July 2012
Very useful book makes revision simple and easy. Very approachable and easy to understand the basics of the english legal system, it's a great resource to aid revision as it is clearly set out but I did find in some key topics it didn't delve into enough information but I would recommend to any student! Great revision book!