Law Resources

Essential Reading for KS5 law

  • Textbooks – OCR A / AS Level Books 1 and 2 by Jacqueline Martin
  • A level Law Review – copies in the library and E6
  • Law pages of quality broadsheet newspapers – e.g. Tuesday’s Times
  • All students have access to lesson materials, support and extension materials, exam questions and exemplars through ‘The Golden Box’ will be shared at the start of the course.


Wider reading

  • The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham (highly recommended)
  • Letters to a Law Student by McBride (highly recommended)
  • What about the Law by Catherine Barnard (recommended)
  • How to Study Law by A Bradney
  • Modern English Legal System by Smith and Bailey
  • Eve was Framed by Helena Kennedy (Good for legal concepts)
  • Learning the Law by Glanville Williams
  • The Law by Waldron
  • Invitation to Law by Simpson
  • The Law Machine by Clare Dyer and Marcel Berlins
  • How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic by Madsen Pirie (not technically a law book but interesting scenarios to debate and fairly accessible – a more general Social Science text)

Online Resources


Other resources:

  • Thinking of applying to study law at universities – access the Law University Applications Advice Booklet for tips on writing your personal statements, the LNATs exam and interviews – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hqgEQNJG1oUm5sXp7cLwdgWU4467eBeyHuU_JAInPIw/edit
  • Watch Question Time
  • Listen to Radio 4s ‘Law in Action’ programme
  • Keep your eye out for linked documentaries
  • All courts, except family courts and those ‘in camera’, are open to the public – they are a fantastic resource
  • Real crime books
  • Crime fiction