Laying Down the Law

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Laying Down the Law

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ISBN
9780409336221
Author
Catriona Cook, Robin Creyke, Robert Geddes, David Hamer and Tristan Taylor
Published by
LexisNexis Australia
Edition
Ninth edition
Format
Paperback

Fully revised and expanded, the ninth edition of Laying down the Law is an ideal text to introduce students to the study of law. Clear and engaging explanations of essential topics help readers understand the context in which our legal system operates. Practical exampls and exercises support learning and the development of key skills. 
Part 1: INTRODUCTION;
  1. Laying the Foundations;
  2. An Introduction to Legal History and the Development of the Modern Legal Profession;
  3. The Australian Legal System;
  4. Indigenous Australians and the System of Law and Justice;
  5. The Legal Profession and Professional Legal Practice and Ethics;
Part 2: SOURCES OF LAW: CASE LAW;
  1. Case Law and Precedent;
  2. Precedent in Australian Courts;
  3. Judicial Decision-Making;
Part 3: SOURCES OF LAW: LEGISLATION;
  1. Legislation;
  2. Approaches to Interpretation of Legislation;
  3. Extrinsic Aids to Interpretation of Legislation;
  4. Interpretation of Legislation in Context;
  5. Presumptions Used in the Interpretation of Legislation;
  6. Statutory Obligations and Discretions;
Part 4: LEGAL RESEARCH;
  1. Legal Research How to Start;
  2. Searching Secondary Sources;
  3. Searching for Case Law;
  4. Searching for Legislation;
Part 5: LEGAL WRITING, STUDY & EXAM SKILLS;
  1. Legal Writing;
  2. Citation


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