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'OK' for 'young freshers',
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I would recommend this book for a school-leaver but not quite for graduate-entry law students. I opted for a graduate-entry law course having already done postgraduate studies and being published in psychology, but this book seemed a bit too articulate for matters that would go without saying in academic terms. I think a much shorter and by far more succinct version of it would be appropriate for graduates who wish to study law, but the current version is really aimed at an audience of 'freshers'. It has a sympathetic approach but then again it is also somewhat of a contradiction in terms, as it seems to assume first-year knowledge in law, such as tort, and refers to various cases and statutes in a taken-for-granted manner. Yet, I did not find that the comparisons on which it draws in relation to other subjects (such as comparing law with, say, 'hard sciences', see p. 56-7) are accurate and well-informed (at least not in academic terms), but on the whole I think this aid can be useful. Nonetheless, I must confess it wore me out many times over, as getting to the point would almost always take the author so long as he tends to get really pedantic with basic matters, in many instances throughout (i.e., a prime example of being 'verbose', rather than 'laconic).