The Guardian website is running a series of articles for people thinking of applying to study Law at university. One of the articles lists six books – many of which are also mentioned on this blog – that aspiring law students should read. There are others dealing with the often difficult and sensitive questions that law students (and lawyers) have to confront, and with the question whether law is boring – to which, as readers of this blog already know, the answer is of course “no”.
Aimed at students taking a range of public law modules, Public Law combines comprehensive coverage of the subject with depth of analysis. Written in an accessible style, it is the UK’s best-selling textbook in the field. The fourth edition of the book, written by Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas, was published by Oxford University Press in 2020.
Public Law for Everyone is written by Mark Elliott. Mark is Professor of Public Law and Chair of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He also served, from 2015 to 2019, as Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. Mark can be found on Twitter as @ProfMarkElliott. Many of his research papers can be downloaded via his SSRN author page. Views set out on this blog are expressed in a purely personal capacity.
© Mark Elliott 2013–2020