Subbing statute books for student staples
It’s common knowledge in law student circles that textbooks are really, really expensive.
Buying a copy of each text on your essential reading list will set you back hundreds of pounds, and here at Legal Cheek we’ve been wondering what else penny-pinching undergraduate students could be spending their precious money on.
Here are our suggestions…
1. One copy of Lloyd’s Introduction to Jurisprudence = four bottles of Sainsbury’s basics vodka
Instead of buying a copy of this fascinating read, RRP £46.63, why not destroy your liver with four bottles of own brand vodka, priced at £10.50 a pop, instead? A word of warning: this is not recommended for people unable to carry heavy books to and from the library (this one’s a whopping 1,640 pages long).
2. One copy of Craig and de Burca’s EU Law = seven months’ worth of Netflix
3. Blackstone’s Statutes on Property Law = 20kg of pasta
4. One copy of Street on Torts = 15 Starbucks grande strawberries and cream frappachinos
5. One copy of Dignam’s Company Law = a year-long 16-25 railcard
6. One copy of Herring’s Criminal Law = nine Nando’s quarter chicken breasts
Fun fact: a copy of this criminal law textbook costs £37.99; for the same price you could cover your chicken costs for nine Nando’s trips. For our vegetarian readers, you could get six portobello mushroom and grilled halloumi burgers for that price.
7. One copy of Jackson’s Medical Law = 24 litres of Strongbow
8. One copy of Partington’s Introduction to the English Legal System = one ticket to Thorpe Park
While £24.99 might not seem a lot as far as law textbooks go, for 76p more you could be savvy, cut out the two for one vouchers they do in newspapers sometimes, avoid revision and go to Thorpe Park for the day.