Any recommended books to gain further insight into law?

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I'm going to start studying Law in September and I'm wondering if there are any books that would be interesting to gain a deeper "insight" into the field/study (i.e. a critique of the British legal system, books about analytical jurisprudence, etc.)

I'm planning so far on reading H Kennedy Eve was Framed: women and British justice and P Sands East West Street: on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity.
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No. I'd enjoy the freedom while it lasts personally. You can worry about the reading as soon as your degree starts (and there will be plenty, I can assure you).

If your uni sets any summer reading around August or early September, you could obviously do that, but I don't think there's any need otherwise.

Having said that, it might depend on your personal situation too. For instance, I started a law degree after a few years out of education, so getting back into the 'academic' swing of things might be useful in such an instance.
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No. I'd enjoy the freedom while it lasts personally. You can worry about the reading as soon as your degree starts (and there will be plenty, I can assure you).

If your uni sets any summer reading around August or early September, you could obviously do that, but I don't think there's any need otherwise.

Having said that, it might depend on your personal situation too. For instance, I started a law degree after a few years out of education, so getting back into the 'academic' swing of things might be useful in such an instance.
Ah, yeah I get your point. For me though I want to “deepen” my interest if that makes sense? So, it’s not me necessarily catering to a need, but more so just being interested as a whole in the “study”. Like I enjoy it and see having time now to read whatever I want as freedom (as lame as that sounds).

So, yeah idk is there anything in particular you’ve read that you’ve found interesting?
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Ah, yeah I get your point. For me though I want to “deepen” my interest if that makes sense? So, it’s not me necessarily catering to a need, but more so just being interested as a whole in the “study”. Like I enjoy it and see having time now to read whatever I want as freedom (as lame as that sounds).

So, yeah idk is there anything in particular you’ve read that you’ve found interesting?
Yeah, I get what you mean. The only thing with that is, certain literature might be harder to understand or follow outside of the scope of a specific module where you are learning the material weekly and being offered guidance on how things fit together.

I know similar questions have been asked before on this forum and some people have come up with some good suggestions. Hopefully they can offer better guidance than I can.

Most of the legal reading I've done has been stuff directly relevant to my degree, and I don't think I have any recommendations that would fit what you seem to be looking for.
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Ah ok, makes sense. I just hate the feeling of being unprepared as well if you get what I mean, haha. Guess I will just have to wait till the uni sets summer readings.
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Yeah, I get what you mean. The only thing with that is, certain literature might be harder to understand or follow outside of the scope of a specific module where you are learning the material weekly and being offered guidance on how things fit together.

I know similar questions have been asked before on this forum and some people have come up with some good suggestions. Hopefully they can offer better guidance than I can.

Most of the legal reading I've done has been stuff directly relevant to my degree, and I don't think I have any recommendations that would fit what you seem to be looking for.
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Wouldn't bother.

Plenty of other threads where this very question has been answered in detail. Have a look.
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I'd honestly save the reading until you start, there's a lot of it, so enjoy your summer whilst you can.
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Not necessarily books but keep up to date with current law. Try to read articles surrounding areas of law that you [might] enjoy.

It’s important not to overwhelm yourself before you even start; just do some light reading on topics that you enjoy reading about so you aren’t burnt out before you even start the course.

Best of luck!
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Not necessarily books but keep up to date with current law. Try to read articles surrounding areas of law that you [might] enjoy.

It’s important not to overwhelm yourself before you even start; just do some light reading on topics that you enjoy reading about so you aren’t burnt out before you even start the course.

Best of luck!
Ah yeah, that’s a good idea actually!

I’ve read Dworkin’s book Law Empire and a bit of articles about Hart’s perspective and I’ve really enjoyed them, so I was hoping to find engaging books/ articles like that where I wouldn’t need to have too much prior knowledge.

Thank you! x
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Ah yeah, that’s a good idea actually!

I’ve read Dworkin’s book Law Empire and a bit of articles about Hart’s perspective and I’ve really enjoyed them, so I was hoping to find engaging books/ articles like that where I wouldn’t need to have too much prior knowledge.

Thank you! x
If you've read Law's Empire, you could read The Concept of Law by Hart if you're that interested in Jurisprudence. There is also the Hart v Fuller debate.

Although my original point still stands.
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If you've read Law's Empire, you could read The Concept of Law by Hart if you're that interested in Jurisprudence. There is also the Hart v Fuller debate.

Although my original point still stands.
Yes I do. Seems interesting, I’ll look into it. Thank youu
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Don't bother. You'll be bored shitless for the next three years with your reading, so I'd enjoy your freedom.
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Don't bother. You'll be bored shitless for the next three years with your reading, so I'd enjoy your freedom.
Hahahaahaha, some people enjoy it, man. Not very and they tend to be asocial/little bit eccentric, but still.
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Hahahaahaha, some people enjoy it, man. Not very and they tend to be asocial/little bit eccentric, but still.
:lol: 'asocial/little bit eccentric'. Love it.
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Ouch, I am still vacuuming from last time.

Plus, don't lie you enjoy it too.
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Hahahaahaha, some people enjoy it, man. Not very and they tend to be asocial/little bit eccentric, but still.
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Ouch, I am still vacuuming from last time.

Plus, don't lie you enjoy it too.
Vacuuming?

Another piece of British slang you've learnt?
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Vacuuming?

Another piece of British slang you've learnt?
I think you can teach some significantly better slang than 'vacuuming'. 'Hoovering, maybe'...
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I think you can teach some significantly better slang than 'vacuuming'. 'Hoovering, maybe'...
My vote is for 'tube sucking'. Ooh matron.
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Vacuuming?

Another piece of British slang you've learnt?
HAHHAH **** you
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I'm going to start studying Law in September and I'm wondering if there are any books that would be interesting to gain a deeper "insight" into the field/study (i.e. a critique of the British legal system, books about analytical jurisprudence, etc.)

I'm planning so far on reading H Kennedy Eve was Framed: women and British justice and P Sands East West Street: on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Inspector calls😂😂😂
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