New Zealand Legal Method

New Zealand Legal Method

Mary-Rose Russell, Stephen Penk


$86.00 RRP + GST

Date: 16/12/2014

Code: 9780864729156

Thomson Reuters, NEW ZEALAND

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More than a conventional textbook, New Zealand Legal Method Handbook is a complete, easy-to-read introduction written with a focus on student learning.  It brings the theory to life with plenty of worked examples, questions and answers, and practice exercises throughout the text and is an essential tool for any legal method student. 

The book contains 22 chapters which introduce and develop the concepts covered in legal method papers, including: the structure of government and the sources of law; case law and the hierarchy of courts; judicial reasoning and the doctrine of precedent; statute law and statutory interpretation; the interaction between case law and statute law; and legal language and legal writing.  


Review by Dr Rhonda Powell - NZULR - Volume 26 Number 4, December 2015

"Since New Zealand Legal Method Handbook was released I have learned that the two other New Zealand legal method textbooks may be revised. It will be interesting to see whether they follow in the footsteps of Penk and Russell in presenting the content in a way that meets the needs of first-year students. If I were to choose one textbook for an introduction to legal method course, based on the available options, New Zealand Legal Method Handbook would be the one."

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