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Tried and trusted market-leading legal skills resources

A successful foundation for any law student is the acquisition of legal skills. The way they are introduced to them is down to you, but one thing is sure; they should never stop building on them. Our range of resources offers something for all, no matter where they are on their journey: just starting out, gaining proficiency, or taking their skills into the profession.

OUP offers the broadest selection of legal systems and skills books, and we recognise that the way this subject is taught can be very varied. So we offer a customized option that allows you to tailor-make your own textbook, in hard copy or electronic format. Find out more about custom options.

All our titles are available in print and digital formats. The Law Trove Legal Systems & Skills 2022 collection is available for students and institutions to buy for £49.99.

All the legal skills titles below are available for teachers to order on inspection. Contact your campus representative to help you navigate the range of books and resources.

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Law: A Very Short Introduction

Third Edition


Raymond Wacks

25 May 2023

Very Short Introductions

Law touches every aspect of our daily lives, and yet the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system remain obscure to many. This Very Short Introduction, in its third edition, provides a lucid, accessible guide to modern legal systems, considering a number of social and political events that have had an impact on the law.

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Negotiation: A Very Short Introduction


Carrie Menkel-Meadow

22 September 2022

Very Short Introductions

Negotiation is essential for peace and international relations, but also for economically efficient trades and bargains in business, and for problem solving skills in workplaces, families and interpersonal interactions. Menkel-Meadow illustrates different models, approaches, and styles of negotiation, which are both conceptual and behavioral.

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Learning Legal Rules: A Students' Guide to Legal Method and Reasoning

Eleventh Edition


James Holland, Julian Webb

22 June 2022

The most trusted legal method textbook by expert authors, giving students a solid grounding to excel in their degrees

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How to Write Law Essays & Exams

Sixth Edition


S I Strong

24 March 2022

The perfect companion to the study of law for students of all levels, giving practical, tried-and-tested advice on answering questions and passing exams

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The Successful Law Student: An Insider's Guide to Studying Law

Second Edition


Imogen Moore, Craig Newbery-Jones

28 February 2022

The only guide to offer the inside track on studying law: all you need to know to succeed in your law degree, at university, and beyond

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Legal Skills

Eighth Edition


Emily Finch, Stefan Fafinski

24 June 2021

The number one best-selling legal skills guide, covering all the practical and academic skills a student needs throughout their studies.

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Habeas Corpus: A Very Short Introduction


Amanda L. Tyler

27 May 2021

Very Short Introductions

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Legal Systems & Skills: Learn, Develop, Apply

Fourth Edition


Judith Embley, Peter Goodchild, Catherine Shephard, Scott Slorach

11 June 2020

The only text that fully combines systems and skills, providing an academic and practical foundation for the study of law and beyond

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Legal Ethics

Second Edition


Jonathan Herring

09 March 2017

The most student-focused guide to legal ethics, encouraging questioning, reflection and discussion to develop a personal response to ethical issues.

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Employability Skills for Law Students


Emily Finch, Stefan Fafinski

27 February 2014

Uniquely tailored to law students, the only legal employability skills guide on how to develop, build, and demonstrate skills for professional life

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Writing and Drafting in Legal Practice


Paul Rylance

02 February 2012

At-a-glance, practical guidance on writing and drafting in a legal practice context, complemented by supportive advice, easy-access features and instructive examples

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How to Moot: A Student Guide to Mooting

Second Edition


John Snape, Gary Watt

20 May 2010

How to Moot contains everything you need to know about preparing for and participating in moots. Whether you are just starting out and in need of a confidence boost, or a more experienced mooter looking for tips to hone your skills, this popular and trusted book will be an invaluable guide.

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