Suggested Reading - Law

Whether you have already secured your place on a law course at Swansea, or are looking for some introductory reading to prepare yourself for studying your law degree, we have the reading list for you.

Our academics have supplied you with their best list of books, podcasts, and other online resources that they think every student should read, covering various elements of the law and our legal system. These are intended to give you a flavour of the material that you may be engaging with during your time studying law at university.

Why should I read these?

We have put this list of the best books and other reading for law students together to help you in the following ways:

  • They will familiarise you with some of the terminology used during your law degree, before you begin studying at law school
  • If you haven’t applied yet, the cases and information held in these sources, as well as your own reading, can help you to write a strong personal statement
  • The various content, from human rights to criminal law, will help you to start thinking about where your career may lie, as you form your own interests and opinions.

Reading List and Online Resources

Investing In Your Future

Here at Swansea, we invest in the future of each and every one of our law students. We provide free access to a series of online databases, which saves our students money on having to buy hard copies. We provide access to the following resources:

  • HeinOnline, i-Law, Law Trove,, Lexis Library, Lexis PSL, Oxford Scholarship, Practical Law, and Westlaw