Tag Archives: Library Books

Preparing for exams

Guildford library has a variety of books specifically about exams skills for law students.

You will find them in the SKILLS section at the back of the library.

Here is a selection of what we have in stock:

Exam Success













Exam Success

A must read for all LLB’s this week.

Exam Success




Written by two University of Surrey Tutors,  Stephan Fafinski and Emily Finch (Finalist of Law Teacher of the Year 2015), Law Express: Exam Success is designed to help you to relate all your reading and study throughout your course specifically to exam situations. Understand quickly what is required, organise your revision, and learn the key points with ease, to get the grades you need. Tested with examiners and students.

Legal Research – books to borrow

Here is a selection of recently published legal research books that are available for you to borrow from the library:


First published in 1945, Glanville Williams: Learning the Law has been introducing students to the ‘foundation’ skills needed to study law effectively for the last 65 years. Now in its 14th edition, it is still the must-have book for every law student and for anybody considering a career in the law, about to study for a law degree or law module of a non-law degree.


Effective Legal Research is a practical guide to researching or tracing legal information effectively.


“Effective Legal Research is another one of those books that you wished you had bought in your first year of study. Without it, hours of painstaking research will often be spent before fully understanding how to undertake legal research…a must purchase. I just wish that I had been told about this book in my first year!” Student Law Journal

Legal Skills covers both academic and practical skills in one manageable volume meaning students need only buy one text and are encouraged to develop an overarching and integrated understanding of academic and practical legal skills.


 Legal Research: A Practitioner’s Handbook provides practical advice on every aspect of effective legal research: problem analysis, selecting and finding the best sources, and presenting results effectively. 

Legal Method – Language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. This book suggests a range of ‘how to’ techniques for acquiring these academic and practical skills. It explains how to work with legal texts, and how to read and write about the law.