Updated: Jun 14
Law books can be incredibly daunting, especially if you're not sure which one to choose. Do you need a book on criminal law, tort law, or contract law? How do you know which one is right for you? In this blog post, we will provide some tips on how to choose the right law book for your studies. We'll also recommend a few specific books that may be helpful for beginners. So whether you're just starting out or you're looking for a more advanced read, we've got you covered!
1. LAW BOOKS CAN BE EXPENSIVE, SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOUR STUDIES.
When choosing a law book, it's important to consider your level of study. If you're just starting out, on the LLB it may be helpful to choose a book that provides an overview of the different areas of law. However, if you're looking for a more advanced read, you may want to choose a book that focuses on one specific area of law. We have 6 Core Series books that break down topics into chapters and it separates the general principle, with the facts of a case and what the court has held. We also provide a section to tell you how the case should be applied to the facts.
When considering the price of the book, law books can be expensive, so you'll want to make sure you choose one that fits your budget. There are a variety of ways to save money on law books, including buying used books or loaning books from the library.
If you're looking for a more affordable option, we recommend our Core Series and Q&A books. This means you will not need to buy other more expensive books. These books are essential for law students and provide detailed coverage of the topics you need to know. Plus, they're available in paperback and will not break the bank, so you can choose the option that's right for you.
2. CONSIDER WHAT TYPE OF LAW YOU WANT TO PRACTICE
One of the best ways to choose a law book is to consider what type of law you want to practice or what modules you are studying. If you're interested in criminal law, for example, you'll want to choose a book that focuses on that area. The same goes for other areas of law, such as family law or environmental law. By choosing a book that focuses on the area of law you're interested in, you'll be able to get the most out of your studies.
If you're still not sure which book to choose, we've provided a few specific recommendations below. Do you need a book for learning the core material? If so, we would recommend "Introduction to Law" by John D. Finston. This book provides an overview of the different areas of law and is perfect for beginners.
If you're interested in criminal law, we recommend "Criminal Law: A Practical Approach" by Deborah W. Denno. This book provides a practical approach to criminal law and is perfect for students who are interested in this area of law.
If you are looking for questions and answers for past exam questions, we recommend the "Examining Questions and Answers" series. These books are a great resource for students who want to prepare for exams. We also offer a full range of Q&A’s, from first-year subjects like Contract Law to upper-year exams like Equity & Trusts.
3. MAKE SURE THE BOOK IS UP-TO-DATE AND HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE LAST FEW YEARS
When choosing a law book, it's important to make sure the book is up-to-date and has been published in the last few years. This will ensure that you're getting the most accurate information possible. Additionally, newer books often include updated case law and statutes. To find out when a particular book was published, you can check the copyright page, which is usually located near the beginning of the book. The copyright page will list the date of publication and the edition number.
If you're unsure whether a particular book is up-to-date, you can always check with your professor or contact the publisher directly. We update our book yearly. So it is up to date with the most recent changes.
4. CHECK OUT REVIEWS ONLINE TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT OTHER STUDENTS THINK ABOUT THE BOOK.
Another great way to choose a law book is to check out reviews online. By reading reviews, you can get an idea of what other students think about the book and whether it's right for you. When looking for reviews, we recommend starting with Amazon.com or Goodreads.com. These websites have a wide variety of books and usually have plenty of reviews to help you make a decision.
5. ASK YOUR LAW SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE ANY SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS
If you're still having trouble choosing a law book, we recommend asking your law school if they have any specific recommendations. Each law school has different requirements, so they may have a particular book in mind. Additionally, your professors may be able to provide you with some guidance on which book would be best for your studies. Look inside the book on Amazon.com or our website provides samples before you buy it. This will give you a good idea of the book's contents and whether it's right for you.
6. COMPARE PRICES ONLINE BEFORE MAKING A PURCHASE
Finally, we recommend comparing prices online before making a purchase. By shopping around, you can make sure you're getting the best deal on your law book. Additionally, many online retailers offer free shipping or discounts if you purchase multiple books. When it comes to price, we recommend checking Amazon.com or our website first. However, there are a variety of other online retailers that sell law books, so be sure to shop around and compare prices before making a purchase.
We hope these tips will help you choose the right law book for your studies. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We're always happy to help!