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Elgar Advanced Introductions to Law Online

These titles are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in Law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the issues associated with discrete subject areas.

The aims of the series are two-fold; to pinpoint essential principles of a particular field, and to offer insights that stimulate critical thinking. By distilling the vast amount of information available on the subject area into a concise and meaningful form, the volumes serve as accessible introductions for undergraduate and graduate students coming to the subject for the first time. Importantly, they also develop well-informed, nuanced critiques of the field that will challenge and extend the understanding of advanced students, scholars and policy-makers.

These books are also available to buy in print.

Key Features
  • Pre-course
    Accessible and concise: ideal for pre-course reading.
  • Undergraduate
    Provide strong foundations for international and comparative legal study. Offers potential to easily read around related topics.
  • Post Graduate
    Students gain an authoritative understanding of the major international issues and debates in chosen or overlapping research fields. Many titles correspond to LLM course modules.
  • Course Instructor
    Set as pre-course reading, or assign as main text for short modules
  • Law Researcher
    Quickly grasp the landscape of related research topics, and use insights from leading scholars to identify areas for future evolution.
  • Interdisciplinary Researcher
    First point of entry for social scientists wishing to understand the nuances and complexities of a legal sub-discipline.
Forthcoming Titles
  • Advanced Introduction to Law and Psychology - Tom R. Tyler
  • Advanced Introduction to U.S. Federal Securities Law - Thomas Lee Hazen
  • Advanced Introduction to Comparative Criminal Law - George P. Fletcher
Future developments

We have an active programme to commission new titles and new editions for the series. We welcome suggestions from libraries and instructors for titles that they would like to see in their collection.