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The Legal System
     

The Legal System

by Kate Malleson, Richard Moules
 

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The Core Text Series Takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing a reliable and invaluable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law.

The Legal System provides an overview of the institutions, personnel,

Overview

The Core Text Series Takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing a reliable and invaluable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law.

The Legal System provides an overview of the institutions, personnel, and procedures that make up the legal system in England and Wales. The text starts with an introduction to the key themes and underlying tensions which run through the legal system. The authors balance concise critical commentary with practical examples to explore and illustrate these points throughout the book.

Brief chapter summaries enable students to assess the key points of study quickly and easily, while self-test questions, further reading lists, and useful web links encourage students to assess and develop their understanding at every stage.

The text successfully combines key principles with thought-provoking questions to provide an ideal introduction to the legal system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199560189
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/06/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Kate Malleson is Professor of Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Professor Malleson has published widely in her area of expertise, namely the legal system and the judiciary, and from 2002-2005 she was case notes editor of the Modern Law Review. She has recently been awarded AHRC funding for a three-year research project from 2006-2009 on the selection process of the international judiciary. In 2003-5 she was a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Select Committee assisting it in its review of the provisions of the Constitutional Reform Bill. She was a Member of the Fawcett Commission on Women which reported in 2004.
Richard Moules is a Newton Trust lecturer and fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he supervises students in constitutional and administrative law. His research interests are in the fields of administrative law, human rights, planning and environmental law and civil procedure. He is also a member of the Landmark Chambers Centre for Environmental Law.

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