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Author Williams, Glanville (Glanville Llewelyn), 1911-1997, author.

Title Glanville Williams : learning the law / by Glanville Williams.

Published London : Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2016.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KL 131 WILL    AVAILABLE
 UniM Law  KL 131 WILL    DUE 03-04-24
 UniM Law  KL 131 WILL    AVAILABLE
Edition Sixteenth edition / edited by A.T.H. Smith.
Physical description xv, 293 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages. 269-284) and index.
Contents 1. The Divisions of the Law. Crimes and Civil Wrongs -- The Courts -- Courts with civil jurisdiction -- Court of Appeal (Civil Division) -- Other courts and tribunals -- County courts -- Magistrates' courts -- Appeals to the Supreme Court -- Courts with criminal jurisdiction -- The classification of offences -- Crown Court -- Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) -- The terminology of criminal procedure -- Other courts -- European Court of Justice -- European Court of Human Rights -- Judicial Committee of the Privy Council -- Elementary legal terminology -- Civil terminology -- Criminal terminology -- Classification of Civil Wrongs -- Public and Private Law -- Common Law and Equity -- Legislation -- Common law -- Equity -- Common law as made by the judges -- Further Reading -- 2. The Mechanism of Scholarship. Navigating the Law Library -- The Law Library -- Law Reports -- Neutral citation -- Court of Appeal -- High Court -- The structure of a law report -- The commercially published and specialist law reports -- The English Reports -- How to find a reference -- Abbreviations: law reports and periodicals -- Scottish decisions -- Two references given -- Square and round brackets -- Electronic searching -- Titles of cases -- Pronouncing case names -- Statutes -- The state of the statute book -- The citation of statutes -- The parts of a statute -- Statutory Instruments -- Periodicals -- 3. The European Dimension. The European Union -- The principal institutions -- Council of Ministers -- The European Council -- Commission -- European Parliament -- European Court of Justice -- The role of the court: the preliminary ruling procedure -- Court of Auditors -- Other relevant institutions -- Sources of law -- The law-making procedure -- Official publications -- Official Journal -- How to cite legislative Acts -- Citation of court reports --.
Contents note continued: Other publications -- Databases -- European Convention On Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998 -- European Court of Human Rights -- Publications -- European Court -- Commission -- Human Rights Act 1998 -- The influence of Europe---a preliminary assessment -- 4. Methods of Study. Textbooks -- Cases and Materials Books -- Lectures and Classes -- Taking notes -- Using shorthand -- The Study of History -- 5. Technical Terms. Latin and French -- Dictionaries -- Pronunciation -- Legal Abbreviations -- Judicial titles -- Citations and cross-references -- 6. Case Law Technique. Ratio Decidendi -- Distinguishing -- Obiter Dictum -- How Much of a Case to Remember -- Divergent Opinions -- The Hierarchy of Authority -- Precedent in the House of Lords and Supreme Court -- Court of Appeal -- Divisional Court -- Circumstances affecting the weight of a decision -- Judicial Law-Making -- Further Reading -- 7. The Interpretation of Statutes. The Structure of a Statute -- The Importance of Context -- Definition Sections -- Interpretation in the Light of Policy: Fringe Meaning -- The Literal Rule -- A "Purposive" Approach: The Mischief Rule -- Pepper v J kill -- Interpretations to Avoid Absurdity: The Golden Rule -- Presumptions -- Human Rights Act 1998, S.3 -- Further Reading -- 8. Working Out Problems. Facts Stated in the Problem arc Conclusive -- Omitted Facts -- Two Points of Technique -- Rules and Authorities -- Doubt -- Problems on Statutes -- Relevancy -- Questions Divided into Parts -- The overlapping of subjects -- Answering Problems in Criminal Law -- Answering Problems in Tort --.
Contents note continued: 9. Answering Essay Questions. Subdivided Questions -- Relevancy -- Getting at the Point -- Introducing Cases into an Answer -- The Succinct Way of Stating Cases -- Criticism -- Use of Forensic Mannerisms -- The Arrangement and Wording of the Answer -- 10. In the Exam Room. First Read the Paper -- Choice of Questions -- Names of Cases -- Handwriting, Orthography and Grammar -- The Pressure of Time -- Self-Contradiction -- Further Reading -- 11. Moots, Mock Trials and Other Competitions. Moots -- Other Competitions -- Speaking in Public -- Mock Trials -- Further Reading -- 12. Legal Research. The Electronic Sources -- Ascertaining the State of the Law -- Treatises and other legal works -- Electronic Sources -- Electronic research -- Statutes -- Decided Cases and Cases Judicially Considered -- Statutory Instruments -- Academic Research -- Dissertations -- Amount of supervision and contact with supervisor -- Size of the dissertation -- Finding a topic -- Finding materials -- The writing process -- Timetable -- Plagiarism -- Periodical literature -- Government publications -- Command papers -- European Union law -- Commonwealth law -- New Zealand -- American material -- Libraries -- 13. From Learning to Earning. Practice at the Bar -- Finding a pupillage -- Pro bono work -- Forms of address -- Taking silk -- Further reading -- The Bar as a Stepping Stone -- Solicitors -- Further reading -- Government Legal Service -- Local Government -- Crown Prosecution Service -- Civil Service: General Category -- Business Management -- The Academic Profession -- Accountancy -- Legal Publishing and Court Reporting -- Applying For Jobs---Some General Advice -- 14. General Reading. Fiction -- Biographies -- Trials -- Essays -- Humour -- Drama -- Film -- History -- The Constitution -- Jurisprudence, Logic, Philosophy and Economics.
Other author Smith, A. T. H., editor.
Subject Law -- Great Britain -- Interpretation and construction -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Law -- Great Britain.
Law -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain.
Practice of law -- Great Britain.
Law -- Great Britain -- Interpretation and construction.
Variant Title Learning the law.
ISBN 9780414051935 (paperback)
0414051939 (paperback)

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