Readership: Students and academics in law and related fields; general readers interested in law and the legal system; professionals working in the legal and political systems, or whose work encounters the legal system in operation.
Edited by Peter Cane, Professor of Law, Australian National University, and Joanne Conaghan, Professor of Law, Kent Law School
"Cane and Conaghan succeed in providing readers with a much better understanding of law and the legal system...the Companion blends the basics to indulge the occasional curiosity with useful suggestions for further reading paths which will not let you put this book down..." - Phillip Taylor
"The book provides unrivalled encyclopaedic coverage of the fundamental major areas of law, from specific laws to crimes, cases, personalities, legal events, the role of law in national and international politics, and law's underlying philosophy...and all in one place!" - Phillip Taylor
"The <i>New Companion</i>
will...function as Oxford <i>Companions</i> should: as an introduction for the intelligent layman who can reach for it from his own shelves. To these readers, the <i>New Companion</i> is warmly commended." - Edinburgh Law Review Vol 13, 2009