Module Identifier LAM5010  
Module Title STUDY SKILLS  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mrs Marion I Arnold  
Semester Available all semesters  
Other staff Mrs Marion I Arnold, Mrs Lillian Stevenson  

Brief description

This module aims to assist you with your studies on the LL.M. by guiding you in the development and refinement of the range of skills that you must master if you are to study successfully. You will receive guidance relating to the comprehension and critical analysis of a variety of legal materials, including law reports, legislation and academic literature. You will also receive guidance on the tasks/exercises that are fundamental to the study of law and to their assessment within the LL.M.: case noting, problem solving and essay writing. You will be set exercises that provide opportunities to develop and refine these skills and you will also be given the opportunity to submit a comprehension exercise mid-way through the module. The feed back from this exercise will help you to gauge the level of difficulty of the module and assist you when you come to write the module essay.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Adams, J.N. Understanding Law Sweet & M. 0421574208
Bill Jones and Roy Johnson Making the grade : a study programme for adult students Manchester University Press 0719031788
Blaxter, Loraine How to Research edition 2r.e. . Open U.P. 0335209033
Brayne, Hugh Legal Skills Book edition 2r.e. of Professional Skills for Lawyers . Butterworth 0406982481
Elbow, Peter Writing with Power edition 2r.e.of "Writing with Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process" . Oxf.U.P.(N.Y.) 0195120175
Elliott, Catherine English Legal System edition 2r.e. . Longman 0582327180
Gifford, D. J How to understand an act of Parliament Cavendish 1859412068
Harnadek, Anita Critical reading improvement : a program for self-instruction McGraw-Hill 1969
Holland, James A. Learning Legal Rules edition 4r.e. . Blackstone P. 1854318896
Llewellyn, K. N. Bramble bush edition 1960 part pages . Oceana Publications 0379000733
Race How to get a good degree Open University Press 0335200249
Williams, Glanville Llewelyn Learning the law edition 12th part pages . Stevens and Sons 0421744200

All England Law Reports
Criminal Law Review
Law Reports: Appeal Cases
Law Society's Gazette
Statute Law Review
Times Law Reports
Weekly Law Reports

Web Page/Sites
Public General Acts
** Supplementary Text
About EUR-Lex - the portal to European Union law
Acts, SIs and Command Papers online from HMSO website
Help Guides for Lexis/Nexis
Help Guides for Westlaw
Introduction to Information Resources for Law Distance Learners
Locating full-text European Union case law via Lexis, Westlaw & EUR-Lex
Subject Information & Links for Law
UWA Electronic Journals
UWA Electronic Resources


This module is at CQFW Level 7