Foundations of Law: A Custom Publication for Monash University, 2nd edition
A customised introduction to law for students at Monash University
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This publication was produced by LexisNexis Butterworths for the unit Foundations of Law offered by the Faculty of Law at Monash University.
Reproduced in this text are readings comprising chapters and extracts from the following LexisNexis Butterworths publications:
- Bruce Bott & Ruth Talbot Stokes, Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research (LexisNexis Butterworths, 6th ed, 2015)
- Richard Chisholm & Garth Netheim, Understanding Law: An Introduction to the Australian Legal System (LexisNexis Butterworths, 8th ed, 2012)
- Catriona Cook, Robin Creyke, Robert Geddes, David Hamer & Tristan Taylor, Laying Down the Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 9th ed, 2015)
- Nichola Corbett-Jarvis & Brendan Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd ed, 2017)
- Rachael Field, James Duffy & Anna Huggins, Lawyering and Positive Professional Identities (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014)
- Kath Hall & Claire Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (LexisNexis Butterworths, 4th ed, 2015)
Finkelstein & Hamer, LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary, 5th ed, 2014
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Lawyers as Life-Long and Independent Learners
Chapter 2: Introduction to the Australian Legal System
Chapter 3: Indigenous Australians and the System of Law and Justice
Chapter 4: Introduction to Legal Research
Chapter 5: Research Strategy and Technique
Chapter 6: Legal Writing Conventions
Chapter 7: Introduction to Legal Reasoning
Chapter 8: Working with Case Law and Precedent
Chapter 9: Working with Statutes
Chapter 10: Interpreting Statutes — the Importance of Purpose
Chapter 11: Working with Statutes — The Various Tools of Statutory Interpretation