I start my Law Degree in October and I have a list of books to read but some of them are so incredibly expensive. Does anyone have any advice on where to buy cheaper books? Also whilst I’m here anymore book recommendations would be appreciated, thanks!
Book recommendations are quite hard for Criminal, Contract and Legal Methods as these are all case law - so any modern book would suffice.
And in relation to your 4th module Constitutional/Administrative law i would recommend looking at some key authors - anything like Dicey (Very old but fundamental author), Mark Elliot (Very modern Cambridge Lecturer), Wade (Sort of in the middle). If your looking for a little bit of light reading before you start your course i recommend reading the cabinet manual online.
Having just got my 1st year law results back - I can say that the books aided me very little when it came to me getting my 2:1. Textbooks are only an aid in law school, it isn't too important what you have, as long as your doing the set reading when you start - in the form of academic commentary.
I certainly know the pain buying an out of edition (by 1 edition!) and spending a lot of time trying to get my head around why one topic was really weird and at odds with my lectures to realise there had been CofA and SC judgments which changed the law. Saving that 20 quid isn't always the wisest thing.