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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date April 26, 2016
Pages 308
Binding Paperback
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781138914971
ISBN-10 1138914975
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $42.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

‘How the Law Works is a gem of a book, for law students and for everyone else. It is a must read for anyone interested in how society is shaped and controlled via law.’

Dr Steven Vaughan, solicitor, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham Law School

‘How the Law Works is a comprehensive, witty and easy-to-read guide to the law. I thoroughly recommend it to non-lawyers who want to improve their knowledge of the legal system and to potential students as an introduction to the law of England and Wales.’

HH Judge Lynn Tayton QC

Reviews of the first edition:

‘A friendly, readable and surprisingly entertaining overview of what can be a daunting and arcane subject to the outsider.’ The Law Teacher

‘An easy-to-read, fascinating book . . . brimful with curios, anecdote and explanation.’

The Times

How the Law Works is a refreshingly clear and reliable guide to today’s legal system. Offering interesting and comprehensive coverage, it makes sense of all the curious features of the law in day to day life and in current affairs. Explaining the law and legal jargon in plain English, it provides an accessible entry point to the different types of law and legal techniques, as well as today’s compensation culture and human rights law. In addition to explaining the role of judges, lawyers, juries and parliament, it clarifies the mechanisms behind criminal and civil law.

How the Law Works is essential reading for anyone approaching law for the first time, or for anyone who is interested in an engaging introduction to the subject’s bigger picture.



Editions
Hardcover
3 edition from Routledge (October 21, 2013)
9780415816342 | details & prices | 303 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $160.00
Paperback
Book cover for 9780007221073 Book cover for 9781138914971
 
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4th edition from Routledge (April 26, 2016)
9781138914971 | details & prices | 308 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $42.95
About: ‘How the Law Works is a gem of a book, for law students and for everyone else.
from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (August 6, 2007)
9780007221073 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $15.95
About: A clear, accessible and irreverent guide to how the UK's legal machine works.

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