Every lawyer or aspirant law student needs a library, here I recommend a few noteworthy books to add to your personal collection:
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‘The Rule of Law’ is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of? In this brilliant short book, Britain’s former senior law lord, and one of the world’s most acute legal minds, examines what the idea actually means. He makes clear that the rule of law is not an arid legal doctrine but is the foundation of a fair and just society, is a guarantee of responsible government, is an important contribution to economic growth and offers the best means yet devised for securing peace and co-operation. He briefly examines the historical origins of the rule, and then advances eight conditions which capture its essence as understood in western democracies today. He also discusses the strains imposed on the rule of law by the threat and experience of international terrorism. The book will be influential in many different fields and should become a key text for anyone interested in politics, society and the state of our world.
3. Letters to a Law Student by Nicholas J. McBride.
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A guide to studying law at university, this text will help those who are thinking about studying law at university decide whether doing a law degree is the right option for them. It offers helpful advice on various aspects of the study of law, including how to choose where to study.
Somewhere in the new Rolls Building, a modern Jarndyce v Jarndyce is doubtless lumbering – or perhaps the Technology and Construction Court is hosting a particularly lengthy dispute involving tree roots. Dickens was a court reporter for four years and undoubtedly drew on his experiences, particularly at the Old Bailey, for his fiction – this coining trial may have inspired part of Great Expectations.
The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book’s unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of “the little book” to make a big impact with writing.
6.’Beginner’s Guide for Law Students by Juta Press’
A great book to have in your personal law library is ‘Beginner’s Guide for Law Students by Juta Press’ . It introduces the magnitude of the law, the LLB, the history of South African law as well as the practical application of working in the legal field, from dress code, to court etiquette to the ethical oath you take when embarking on this journey as a lawyer or advocate.