These texts provide useful background reading for the papers you will be studying for in your first year as a law student. You do not need to purchase these books unless you can find cheap second hand copies. Reading one book in each category below would be sufficient introduction. You will meet your Supervisors early in October, and they will advise you on books for each paper. You may well want to purchase your own copies of textbooks, casebooks and statutes and these are, unfortunately, expensive.
- J.A. Crook, The Law and Life of Rome (Cornell, 1984);
- P. Stein, Roman Law in European History (CUP, 1999).
- H. Barnett, Britain Unwrapped: Government and Constitution Explained (Penguin, 2002);
- T. Bingham, The Rule of Law (Penguin, 2011);
- A. Tomkins, Public Law (Clarendon/OUP, 2003).
- Child and Ormerod, Smith and Hogan’s Essentials of Criminal Law (2015)
- Herring, Criminal Law: Great Debates in Criminal Law (3rd ed 2015)
- Padfield, Criminal Law (10th ed 2016)
LAW OF TORT
- S. Hedley, Tort (7th ed., OUP, 2011);
- A. Mullis and K. Oliphant, Torts (4th ed., Palgrave Macmillan, 2011);
- T. Weir, An Introduction to Tort Law (2nd ed., 2006).