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    I'm thinking of studying law, thus so far, I'm only a complete neophyte and tyro. Which books about the most essential and relevant UK Supreme Court or House of Lords decisions would you recommend for me to self-read?

    I don't want to start reading cases by myself yet; I'm only an amateur so I'll probably become confused and lost after a few sentences.

    I'm NOT just looking for summaries, so I'm only interested in books written by authors with a law background. I want to learn about analyses and opinions of the judges' decisions, rationale, and ratio decidendi.

    What do I mean? For example, in the US Supreme Court cases, I want to know why Plessy v Ferguson and Korematsu were judicially wrongly decided? Were the problems with the judges who were in the majority? Did racism eliminate their objectivity? Or were they unaffected by racism but by something else?
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    (Original post by fpcjord)
    I'm thinking of studying law, thus so far, I'm only a complete neophyte and tyro. Which books about the most essential and relevant UK Supreme Court or House of Lords decisions would you recommend for me to self-read?
    do a google or a search on this forum.
    there's been multiple threads on the books that are must reads for people like you and I.
    I would suggest the following.

    Kate Malleson - English Legal System
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Legal-System...=kate+malleson

    Catherine Barnard - What About the Law?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/What-About-L...arning+the+law

    Marcel Berlins - The Law Machine
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Law-Mach...arning+the+law

    Don't worry too much about American judicial decisions.
    You will already have too much on your plate with UK cases.
    This is an excellent site for people like you and me for reading court judgments.
    http://www.bailii.org/

    read this cases.

    Contract Law
    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/1892/1.html

    Tort Law
    http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKHL/1932/100.html

    Criminal Law
    http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKHL/1998/28.html
 
 
 
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