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Legal Method Essentials for Scots Law

Dale McFadzean, Lynn Allardyce Irvine

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Guides you through the study, research and writing skills you need to ace your study of law

Get started with using the library; find out what statutory interpretation and judicious precedent are; learn about finding and using case law and legislation; discover how to access and cite books, journals and other sources; take your study international with a guide to sources from Europe and further afield; and sail through your coursework and exams with handy tips for legal writing and research.

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Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

  1. Introduction
  2. Finding the Law: Sources and Tools
  3. Introduction to Legislation and the Parliamentary Process
  4. Finding and Using UK and Scottish Legislation
  5. Introduction to Statutory Interpretation
  6. Introduction to Case Law and Judicial Precedent
  7. Finding and Using Case Law
  8. Introduction to European and International Sources
  9. Books, Journals and Other Sources
  10. Solving Legal Problems: Writing and Research


About the Author

Dale McFadzean is Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of Scotland. His areas of expertise include constitutional law, administrative law and legal education in general. Dale is a a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Director of the Scottish Universities Law Institute, and a board member of the Juridical Review. He is the author of a number of successful legal textbooks, including Scottish Administrative Law Essentials (2006), Public Law Essentials (2007), Scots Law for Students: An Introduction (2007), An Introduction to Law and Legal Obligations, 2nd edition (2009) and Legal Method Essentials (2010). He is a contributor to the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia.

Lynn Allardyce Irvine is College Librarian for the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her professional interests include information literacy, the study of law and learning spaces.

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