English Legal System in Context 6e

Author: Fiona Cownie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199656561
Release Date: 2013-07-25
Genre: Law

English Legal System in Context takes a unique and highly praised analytical approach to the subject of the English Legal System. Frequent examples are incorporated throughout the text, illustrating the link between theory and practice, while the concise and engaging style enables students to have an excellent understanding of the subject as a whole. A wide range of traditional core areas are covered in the text, such as the courts, case law, legal professionals and civil and criminal proceedings. However, the authors also discuss areas such as the role of private policing and the work of non-police agencies, giving students a balanced overview of the subject area. Additionally, the text provides a wealth of references for students who want to gain a deeper understanding of the legal system. With a clear and logical structure, this perceptive and wide ranging text provides a unique introduction to the English Legal System.

The English Legal System

Author: Alisdair Gillespie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198785439
Release Date: 2017-07
Genre: Law

The English Legal System combines comprehensive and thorough coverage of the main topics covered on English legal system courses with a lively and engaging style to capture students' attention and provide them with a firm foundation for their study of law. This book enables students to first understand all of the key areas of the English legal system, and then to engage with the subject fully for themselves. The law is not just presented but critiqued, with a range of learning features which encourage students to actively engage with contentious issues and difficult questions. Everyday examples help students to apply their knowledge of the law in a practical way, while questions for reflection help students to analyse, evaluate, and think critically. Aided by a clear structure, arranged in five parts, students will be able to fully grasp the processes involving in making and reforming the law. The English Legal System is accompanied by a wide range of online resources, to help students to take their learning further: For Students Introductory podcasts - an invaluable guide through the book and its features Web links - provide opportunities to take learning further Activities - help students to put their knowledge into practice Glossary - outlining the key terms related to the English legal system Podcasts - accompany the questions for reflection in the textbook For Lecturers Test bank - a customizable electronic testing resource

Introduction to the English Legal System 2017 2018

Author: Martin Partington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198802488
Release Date: 2017-05-11

Introduction to the English Legal System is the ideal foundation for those coming new to the study of law. Writing in a highly engaging and accessible style, Martin Partington introduces the purposes and functions of English law, the law-making process, and the machinery of justice, while also challenging assumptions and exploring current debates. Consolidating over 40 years' experience in the law, Martin Partington examines beliefs about the English legal system, and encourages students to question how far it meets the growing demands placed on it. Incorporating all the latest developments, this concise introduction brings law and the legal system to life. This book is accompanied by an excellent Online Resource Centre, which houses: questions for reflection and discussion; multiple choice questions; a glossary; further reading materials; web links; and a link to Martin Partington's blog, which covers his views on key developments in the English justice system.

English Legal System

Author: Steve Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198747949
Release Date: 2016-04-21

Clear, complete, and contextualized; this guide to the English legal system provides the strongest foundation for students at the start of their studies. Straightforward explanations of key topics are paired with learning features showcasing the law in its everyday context to give students a firm grasp on the fundamentals of the legal system.

First Steps in the Law

Author: Geoffrey Rivlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198735892
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Genre: Law

First Steps in the Law is an entertaining and insightful overview of the legal system. Geoffrey Rivlin, who boasts a wealth of experience as a former senior resident judge, barrister, and QC, leads the reader through the quirks of English law, offering fascinating details. Readers are regaled with lively descriptions of the workings of the legal system and vivid tales of the law in times gone by. Real life cases bring the book to life, enabling the reader to see the law in action, while descriptions of the participants in the legal system (including judges, lawyers, and police officers) root the book in the everyday reality of the legal profession. This is an essential read for anyone who is preparing for a law course or requires an understanding of the law in their working life.

Public Rights Private Relations

Author: Jean Thomas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199677733
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Genre: Law

The abuse of workers in export processing zones in developing countries, the undignified treatment of elderly people in care homes, and the dangers for internet users' privacy are prominent examples of how our most fundamental interests are increasingly jeopardized by powerful private actors. Jean Thomas develops a theoretical framework for the application of human and constitutional rights among private actors, starting from a diagnosis that these interests,which are protected by human and constitutional rights in relation to the state, are increasingly jeopardized. Despite widespread acceptance that the problem is real and serious, thesolutions proposed in these various, apparently disparate, contexts have so far only had limited reach and success. The problem, the author suggests, is that there is no accepted theory of private liability for public rights violations that would allow us to answer the question: what do private actors owe one another in respect of the interests protected by public law rights? Advancing a model of rights that makes the application of public rights among private actors morally plausible andinstitutionally feasible, this book illuminates the compelling question of what 'rights' are.

Law Alive

Author: Grant Morris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195585240
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Law

Law Alive: The New Zealand Legal System in Context 3rd edition is an innovative introduction to the New Zealand legal system, adopting a 'law in context' approach that will encourage students to see the law as a living part of the political, social, economic and cultural life of a nation. Covering all key areas of study in a legal system course, this text is written in an engaging style that will spark the attention of students. Law Alive shows how the law works beyond theory in a real-life context. New to this editionUpdates to case law and legislation, including new details on the Supreme court and recent decisionsRevision of the law reform sections and its two examples: Youth Drinking Age has been revised to take into account new changes, and there is an entirely new example on same-sex marriageUpdates to case studiesUpdates in International law chapter to include Russia's 2014 invasion of Ukraine, expiry of Kyoto Protocol, discussion of Kim Dotcom and cybercrimeUpdated end chapter exercises and further reading.

Coercion and Responsibility in Islam

Author: Mairaj U. Syed
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198788775
Release Date: 2016-11-17

In Coercion and Responsibility in Islam, Mairaj Syed explores how classical Muslim theologians and jurists from four intellectual traditions argue about the thorny issues that coercion raises about responsibility for one's action. This is done by assessing four ethical problems: whether the absence of coercion or compulsion is a condition for moral agency; how the law ought to define what is coercive; coercion's effect on the legal validity of speech acts; and its effects on moral and legal responsibility in the cases of rape and murder. Through a comparative and historical examination of these ethical problems, the book demonstrates the usefulness of a new model for analyzing ethical thought produced by intellectuals working within traditions in a competitive pluralistic environment. The book compares classical Muslim thought on coercion with that of modern Western thinkers on these issues and finds significant parallels between them. The finding suggests that a fruitful starting point for comparative ethical inquiry, especially inquiry aimed at the discovery of common ground for ethical action, may be found in an examination of how ethicists from different traditions considered concrete problems.

Parliaments and the European Court of Human Rights

Author: Alice Donald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198734246
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Law

The European system of human rights protection faces institutional and political pressures which threaten its very survival. These intuitional pressures stem from the backlog of applications before the European Court of Human Rights, the large number of its judgments that remain unimplemented, and the political pressures that arise from sustained attacks on the Court's legitimacy and authority, notably from politicians and jurists in the United Kingdom. This book addresses the theme which lies at the heart of these pressures: the role of national parliaments in the implementation of judgments of the Court. It combines theoretical and empirical insights into the role of parliaments in securing domestic compliance with the Court's decisions, and provides detailed investigation of five European states with differing records of human rights compliance and parliamentary mobilization: Ukraine, Romania, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. How far are parliaments engaged in implementation, and how far should they be? Do parliaments advance or hinder human rights compliance? Is it ever justifiable for parliaments to defy judgments of the Court? And how significant is the role played by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe? Drawing on the fields of international law, international relations, political science, and political philosophy, the book argues that adverse human rights judgments not only confer obligations on parliamentarians but also create opportunities for them to develop influential interpretations of human rights and enhance their own democratic legitimacy. It makes an authoritative contribution to debate about the future of the European and other supranational human rights mechanisms and the broader relationship between democracy, human rights, and legitimate authority.

Lawyers as Leaders

Author: Deborah L. Rhode
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199896226
Release Date: 2013-11
Genre: Law

Why do we look to lawyers to lead, and why do so many of them prove to be so untrustworthy and unprepared? In Lawyers as Leaders, eminent law professor Deborah Rhode not only answers these questions but crafts an essential manual for attorneys who need to develop better leadership skills.

Borkowski s Textbook on Roman Law

Author: Paul du Plessis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198736226
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Law

Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law is the leading textbook in the field of Roman law, and has been written with undergraduate students firmly in mind. The book provides an accessible and highly engaging account of Roman private law and civil procedure, with coverage of all key topics, including the Roman legal system, and the law of persons, property, and obligations. The author sets the law in its social and historical context, and demonstrates the impact of Roman law on our modern legal systems. For the fifth edition, Paul du Plessis has included references to a wide range of scholarly texts, to ground his judicious account of Roman law firmly in contemporary scholarship. He has also added examples from legal practice, as well as truncated timelines at the start of each chapter to illustrate how the law developed over time. The book contains a wealth of learning features, including chapter summaries, diagrams and maps. A major feature of the book is the inclusion throughout of extracts in translation from the most important sources of Roman law: the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian. Annotated further reading sections at the end of each chapter act as a guide to further enquiry. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, containing the following resources: -Self-test multiple choice questions -Interactive timeline -Biographies of key figures -Glossary of Latin terms -Annotated web links -Original Latin versions of the extracts from the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian -Examples of textual analysis of Roman law texts -Guide to the literature and sources of Roman law

Supreme Court of India

Author: George H. Gadbois
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199093182
Release Date: 2018-01-25
Genre: Law

A leading expert on Indian judiciary, George Gadbois offers a compelling biography of the Supreme Court of India, a powerful institution. Written and researched when he was a graduate student in the 1960s, this book provides the first comprehensive account of the Court’s foundation and early years. Gadbois opens with Hari Singh Gour’s proposal in 1921 to establish an indigenous ultimate court of appeal. After analyzing events preceding the Federal Court’s creation under the Government of India Act, 1935, Gadbois explores the Court’s largely overlooked role and record. He goes on to discuss the Constituent Assembly’s debates about Indian judiciary and the Supreme Court’s powers and jurisdiction under the Constitution. He pays particular attention to the history and practice of judicial appointments in India. In the book’s later chapters, Gadbois assesses the functioning of the Supreme Court during its first decade and a half. He critically analyzes its first decisions on free speech, equality and reservations, preventive detention, and the right to property. The book is an institutional tour de force beginning with the Federal Court’s establishment in December 1937, through the Supreme Court’s inauguration in January 1950, and until the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in May 1964.

Legal Skills

Author: Emily Finch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198784715
Release Date: 2017-03-16

The best-selling legal skills textbook in the market, Legal Skills is the essential guide for law students, encompassing all the academic and practical skills in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for students new to law, helping them make the transition from secondary education and giving them the skills they need to succeed from the beginning of their degree, through exams and assessments and into their future career. The first part covers 'Sources of Law' and includes information on finding and using legislation, ensuring an understanding of where the law comes from and how to use it. The second part covers 'Academic Legal Skills' and provides advice on general study and writing skills. This part also includes a section on referencing and avoiding plagiarism amongst a number of other chapters designed to help students through the different stages of the law degree. The third and final part is dedicated to 'Practical Legal Skills'; a section designed to help develop transferable skills in areas such as presentations and negotiations that will be highly valued by future employers. The text contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical and self-reflective approach to legal skills including self-test questions, diagrams and practical activities. Students are given the opportunity to take a 'hands on' approach to tackling a variety of legal skills from using cases to negotiation. Each skill is firmly set in its wider academic and professional context to encourage an integrated approach to the learning of legal skills. Legal Skills is accompanied by an innovative Online Resource Centre offering a full range of resources including: - Video clips of good and bad 'real life' moots in action bring the subject to life - Guidance on practical exercises and questions from the book so students can test themselves on essay writing, problem solving, revision and exam skills and compare against example answers with commentary - Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 200 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be customised and loaded on to a university VLE

Understanding Law

Author: John N. Adams
ISBN: 0421960604
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Presents an overview of the English legal system. This work provides the groundwork for an understanding of legal institutions, processes and materials, and places the study of law within a framework of inquiry focusing on the evaluation and explanation of legal decision making at various levels. It examines the civil justice system after Woolf

The Pursuit of Justice

Author: Sir Harry Woolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199217092
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

Lord Woolf's judicial career has spanned four decades, culminating in five years as Lord Chief Justice. Now 26 of his most influential papers and lectures are published together for the first time. They present a remarkable overview and commentary on the judicial and legal reforms of recent decades, and span a huge range of issues including the rule of law and the constitution, the role of judges, access to justice, human rights, medicine, the environment, crime and penal reform. Each paper discusses the challenges that have arisen in English common law in recent times and the way they have been solved or attempted to be solved to ensure that justice is done - so that arrests and searches are made properly, that there are fair hearings, readily available lawful remedies, and the removal of unnecessary costs and delays.