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Labour's not the problem it's just the people that run it, i.e Gordon Brown. He takes me as the type of person who wouldn't know his backside from his elbow. He shouldn't be in charge of running the country. The only clever thing he has done was to call off the general election and even then it was just to save his own skin.
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Labour is a concern for this because they are supposedly socialists and too many people think abortion is a woman's right and are scared of the feminist movement should they restrict the limit. The Abortion Act was never intended to allow 190,000+ abortions every year, ask the MP who introduced the Bill himself, David Steele. I'll be getting some books on this topic soon though. :cool:
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Hmmm but you also forget the religious groups, chances are they'll come down on the government like a ton of bricks if the abortion limit doesn't come down. Bringing it down may also bring down the number of teenage pregnancies might put them off if they know that they won't have as long to ponder about it, it's just an idea. I'll admit it is highly unlikely but the thought just crossed my mind.
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Can someone please tell me what the max sentence is for Battery?
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Maximum 6 months in prison or £5000 fine, however if you are doing A-Level law this is probably to late. Sorry
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Hey can I join please?

I just finished AS law, which I loved and can't wait to study criminal law next year

[oh and thank you for those links, they were very useful]
Click on my link in my sig. Then I can accept you.

Criminal law is good. Whilst not studying the LLB, I am interested in law reform in particular, as this overlaps with my criminology degree (well, as of October). Personally I'd reform the law on drugs, essentially legalising all controlled drugs, but that's political suicide. Although that wouldn't be my first change I'd do.
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I am reading a book entitled "Rethinking English Homicide Law" edited by Andrew Ashworth and Barry Mitchell as part of the OXford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice and it's a very good read. Might put up some of the ideas from the book on the law forum soon. :cool:
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Does anyone know how useful A level law was during the first year of your law degree? I'm considering going over the A level during the summer holidays as well as reading books over the summer. Is that a good idea?
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Does anyone know how useful A level law was during the first year of your law degree? I'm considering going over the A level during the summer holidays as well as reading books over the summer. Is that a good idea?
Yeah it will give you a strong foundation, but don't rely just on them books throughout your first year.
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Does anyone know how useful A level law was during the first year of your law degree? I'm considering going over the A level during the summer holidays as well as reading books over the summer. Is that a good idea?
Reading books can be useful but I wouldn't touch 'A' level law books though. If you want to look at an 'A' level book specifically you could look at the one by Jacqueline Martin, which I used during my time studying 'A' level law for the English Legal System. I also used the textbook by Michael Zander. Hope this helps.
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I wouldn't touch 'A' level law books though
Why?

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Why?

Thanks for the suggestions.
Well you could also try the "unlocking series", they are very clear and are very good.
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Why?

Thanks for the suggestions.
For me they don't go into enough detail but, to be honest, it doesn't matter so much as long as you have the correct philosophy about it. People claim universities don't like students who have done 'A' level law because they try and use that to jump ahead of their studies and suffer academically as a result of it. I don't approve of the blanket ban myself because it's not studying the subject that's the problem, it's the attitude people have when trying to skip, say, criminal law material because they learnt in A2 law. You can apply the same with physics 'A' level to a physics degree though.
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I am not going to rely solely on the A level law material. I'm going to be reading other books alongside it too.

I will take a look at the unlocking series too, thanks!
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For me they don't go into enough detail but, to be honest, it doesn't matter so much as long as you have the correct philosophy about it. People claim universities don't like students who have done 'A' level law because they try and use that to jump ahead of their studies and suffer academically as a result of it. I don't approve of the blanket ban myself because it's not studying the subject that's the problem, it's the attitude people have when trying to skip, say, criminal law material because they learnt in A2 law. You can apply the same with physics 'A' level to a physics degree though.
It's stupid to skip Criminal Law just because you have done it for A - Level, for a start I thought Universities go into more detail for Criminal Law, as well as other areas such as Tort Law than they would do in College. So I think you don't have much of an advantage at all.
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It's stupid to skip Criminal Law just because you have done it for A - Level, for a start I thought Universities go into more detail for Criminal Law, as well as other areas such as Tort Law than they would do in College. So I think you don't have much of an advantage at all.
We know. There was a quite prominent period on TSR that had a major lookdown to 'A' level law. My only issue is the reason associated to its 'rather not study list of subjects' by universities that I have with it. Blanket ban etc.

I found physics very watered down compared to some texts that I've read which are used in degrees (mainly astronomy), and I have yet to find a reason as to why it is 37 degrees, which provides the maximum velocity over a straight plain after a slope, esxept for the sum of kinetic and potential energies are maximum. Most people think it's 45.
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Could I join?
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Hi, I totally do not understand, how can somebody is studying law as an A level subject?!
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Hi, I totally do not understand, how can somebody is studying law as an A level subject?!

Because AQA(possibly other exam boards) just happen to have a course for A level Law, which luckily my college does. I think it's good in some ways because you can see if you find Law interesting before you commit yourself to a three year degree. I personally do and so therefore I am hoping to do it as a degree.:yep:
....Wait, wow there's something happening in this society, it had gone really quiet.:eek:
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RedDragon, maybe you are right. But I am not sure during an A level course you can find out you will like this field or not. In my country, Hungary, you have to study for 5 years to get your lawyer Diploma. If you have completed your final exams as well after you wrote your thesis, you become a doctor (jur.). By us there are just barristers, no solicitors. After my 6th semester I really felt tired.
Good luck!
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