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Laying Down the Law, 10th Edition

Laying Down the Law, 10th Edition

Creyke, R; Hamer, D; O’Mara, P; Smith, B; Taylor, T, 2017

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The tenth edition of Laying Down the Law provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the study of law. Essential foundation topics covered include Australia’s legal system and sources of law while discussion of current issues highlights the context in which our legal system operates and the role and responsibilities of the legal profession.

 

Format: Paperback


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The tenth edition of Laying Down the Law provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the study of law. Essential foundation topics covered include Australia’s legal system and sources of law while discussion of current issues highlights the context in which our legal system operates and the role and responsibilities of the legal profession.

Clear explanations of precedent and statutory interpretation provide a solid basis for legal study and practice, and practical examples and exercises support learning and the development of key skills. A Legal Toolkit and marginal notes provide additional information to develop understanding of key concepts.

This edition has been extensively revised throughout, with several chapters, particularly those on research and writing techniques, substantially re-written. It is supported by a range of online materials to consolidate knowledge and skills.

 

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Krever, Mastering Law Study and Law Exam Techniques, 9th ed, 2016

Author

Robin Creyke is an Emeritus Professor, Australian National University.

David Hamer is a Professor at the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney.

Belinda Smith is an Associate Professor at the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney.

Patrick O’Mara is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Sydney Library.

Tristan Taylor is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities, University of New England.

Table of Contents

Part 1: INTRODUCTION
1. Laying the Foundations
2. An Introduction to Legal History
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
6: Case Law and Precedent
7: Precedent in Australian Courts
8: Judicial Decision-Making

Part 3: SOURCES OF LAW: LEGISLATION
9. Legislation
10. Approaches to Interpretation of Legislation
11. Extrinsic Aids to Interpretation of Legislation
12. Interpretation of Legislation in Context
13. Presumptions Used in the Interpretation of Legislation
14. Statutory Obligations and Discretions

Part 4: LEGAL RESEARCH
15. Legal Research – Approaches and Steps
16. Searching Secondary Sources
17. Searching for Case Law
18. Searching for Legislation

Part 5: LEGAL WRITING, STUDY & EXAM SKILLS
19. Legal Writing
20. Referencing and Citation
21. Study and Exam Skills

LEGAL TOOLKIT

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