A lot of preparation for Law A level will involve reading about cases and keeping up to date with current law issues.
The following resources are all intended to inform and prepare you for the A level course and for the future study of Law.
- N.J. McBride, Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University (4th edition, Pearson 2017)
- Books with legal themes might also be enjoyable as well as useful:
- Chalres Dickens: Bleak House
- Harper Lee: To Kill a Mocking Bird
- Franz Kafka: The Trial
If it is the behaviour of the offender which particularly fascinates you, then reading some true crime books about offenders or serial killers - there are plenty available which might be useful, although check you are comfortable with reading these, as some of them might be a little gruesome and upsetting. These books are more important if you are interested in becoming a criminologist, rather than a lawyer.
The following websites may be useful tools and gateways to additional information about the Law:
- The Guardian website have published Law: a student guide with interesting articles about studying Law
- The Student Lawyer is a free online resource. the site is written by law students or practising professionals and is intended for law students of all levels.
- The Twitter feed of The New Weekly Law Journal
We also encourage students to access and study the free online Open University law courses. Students should create a user account, this will enable them to record their achievements and be able to print a certificate of participation for their CV and records of achievement folders.
We recommend the following courses:
- Starting with law
- Starting with law; an overview of law
- Law Making process in England and Wales
- Judges and the law
- Europe and the law