A Guide to Law

guide to law

For anyone interested in law or wanting to know more, this book covers all the basics – what is law, why it is important and how it works. The book is easy to read and provides a great starting point for anyone considering law as a career or just curious about it.

This book is a series of letters written to a fictional student at different stages of their law school journey and gives advice on everything from studying effectively to what it’s like being a lawyer. It is a must-read for any future or current law student and is especially useful for those about to start their first year of law school as it helps to temper expectations.

The authors of this book break down the process of writing legal arguments in a way that is clear and easy to understand, even for those with little prior experience in this area. It covers all the essentials such as articulating an argument’s underlying syllogism, writing clearly and concisely, and how to build up an oral case.

This guide to law is not for beginners, but for experienced lawyers it can be a handy reference to quickly locate information on various topics. It is particularly helpful in understanding how to access primary sources for legal research as compared with secondary (review) information. The guide is available in print and online for free. This is not a comprehensive legal research guide and should be used in conjunction with the Library’s general guide on conducting legal research, Finding Legal Information.

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