Written in an informal, practical style, this is the first book to set out what lawyers do in practice and what it takes to achieve competence in solving legal problems. This book's purpose is to help law students understand the essence of legal practice from a broad, conceptual perspective. It will help law students understand how traditional subjects are used in practice so that they will develop a deeper appreciation of the law and what is required of them as lawyers.
The author utilises numerous topical examples and flow-charts to highlight the key processes underpinning problem-solving.
* Principles explained by analysis and illustrated with topical examples
* Interesting approach to subject
Images of the Lawyer (how law students perceive the lawyer's role). Starting Law School (what law students learn in law school). Lawyering concepts: the building blocks. The skill of legal problem solving. Conflict players, Conflict blockers. What good lawyers really do.