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    I'm a Year 13 student.

    I have read 'What About Law' so far and I really liked it. Are there any other Law books that you would recommend, especially on Land Law/Property Law?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by icecreamcake)
    I'm a Year 13 student.

    I have read 'What About Law' so far and I really liked it. Are there any other Law books that you would recommend, especially on Land Law/Property Law?

    Thanks!
    I thought land law was usually one of the most hated compulsory law modules
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    (Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
    I thought land law was usually one of the most hated compulsory law modules
    Maybe? Idk

    I would like to know more about Land Law and Property Law, so if you could suggest any good books that would be great

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    (Original post by icecreamcake)
    Maybe? Idk

    I would like to know more about Land Law and Property Law, so if you could suggest any good books that would be great

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    You can get Elements of Land Law by Gray & Gray. Though it's rather long and somewhat outdated in some areas (such a constructive trusts), it's still quite a thorough book and is very cheap now if you buy 2nd hand.
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    (Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
    You can get Elements of Land Law by Gray & Gray. Though it's rather long and somewhat outdated in some areas (such a constructive trusts), it's still quite a thorough book and is very cheap now if you buy 2nd hand.
    Thanks! Do you have any other recommendations? Perhaps introductory books on it?
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    law for dummies?
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    (Original post by icecreamcake)
    Thanks! Do you have any other recommendations? Perhaps introductory books on it?
    Not really - it's been some time since I studied land law and trusts.
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    (Original post by icecreamcake)
    I'm a Year 13 student.

    I have read 'What About Law' so far and I really liked it. Are there any other Law books that you would recommend, especially on Land Law/Property Law?

    Thanks!
    No matter what other opinions are expressed on this thread, I'd like to start by saying that I think property law can be really interesting.

    Books-wise, I can't think of anything that is very introductory. It is quite a technical area, so I think an introductory book will be hard to come by. If I were in your position, I would take the following path:

    (i) read something on the Roman law of property, which will get you used to basic concepts without drowning in detail. Try the relevant chapters from Nicholas' 'Introduction to Roman Law', Du Plessis' 'Roman Law', or, if you can get access to a copy, Thomas' 'Roman Law'. Buckland also did a textbook, but it's not a favourite of mine.

    (ii) read the introductory chapters of smaller books on the various areas of property (the main three (for an undergrad at least) being trusts, land law and personal property. Unjust enrichment is another topic if you are feeling particularly adventurous). The OUP does 'An Introduction to .....' series for law. I know Simon Gardner wrote one for trusts, and there is probably one for land, possibly also one for personal property. Michael Bridge did one for Hart for personal property, but I'm not sure how good it is. As a basic rule, be very cautious about any non-specialist textbook on personal property. The books for trust and land are generally more reliable.

    (iii) if you want a general book (I know you said introductory, but this is my recommendation following the suggestion of Gray & Gray), try Ben McFarlane's 'The Structure of Property Law'. It's a great book, but caution is advised when reading, because you must be sure to separate McFarlane's opinion from what the law is more generally understood to be (a distinction which isn't always clear in the book).
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    (Original post by icecreamcake)
    Maybe? Idk

    I would like to know more about Land Law and Property Law, so if you could suggest any good books that would be great

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    Gardner's introduction to land law is great. I'd start there for a general overview.

    I think trying to tackle something like Elements of Land Law at this stage would be frustrating and unproductive for you.

    That said, if you want a general consideration of property law as a concept, this article by Kevin Gray is a good place to start (one of the first bits of reading I was set when doing land law, as an introduction): http://trin-hosts.trin.cam.ac.uk/fel...ingray/872.pdf
 
 
 
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