Essential Legal Skills: A Guide for First Year Law Students

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First year law students must master many skills. There are academic skills, such as reading, researching and writing. There are also legal skills, including legal analysis, legal problem- solving, client interviewing and negotiation. Essential Legal Skills: A Guide for First Year Law Students provides an introduction to each of these skills, with emphasis on how to develop and refine legal analysis.This book is designed for first year students who are new to the study of law. It serves as an introduction to the key legal skills that you need to start developing across your first year of law study, with worked examples to help you understand and master even the most challenging components of legal problem- solving. It is also designed as a resource that you can come back to whenever you are struggling with legal analysis...
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPyrmont, N.S.W.
PublisherThomson Reuters
Number of pages316
ISBN (Print)9780455244600
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • legal literacy
  • law students
  • University curriculum
  • study skills
  • legal academia


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