Foundations of Australian Law and Legal Writing: A Custom Publication for Victoria University

A customised publication for foundational law units at Victoria University

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409356229
Release Date: January 06, 2022
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This title has been prepared for students undertaking the units Australian Legal Systems in Context, Legal Research Methods and Legal Writing and Drafting at the Victoria Law School, College of Law and Justice, Victoria University.

The book comprises chapters from the following LexisNexis publications:

• Field, Duffy & Huggins, Lawyering and Positive Professional Identities, 2nd ed, LexisNexis, 2020
• Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed, LexisNexis, 2021
• Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 8th ed, LexisNexis, 2021
• Creyke, Hamer, O’Mara Smith & Taylor, Laying Down the Law, 11th ed, LexisNexis, 2021
• Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 5th ed, LexisNexis, 2021
• Zimmermann, Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013
• Easteal (ed), Women and the Law in Australia, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2010
• Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018
• McDonald & McGill, Legal Drafting: A How to Guide, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014
• Radavoi & Norris, Australian Law in Context: Social, Political and Global Perspectives, LexisNexis, 2020
Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, LexisNexis, looseleaf and online
Court Forms, Precedents & Pleadings Victoria, LexisNexis, looseleaf and online

It also includes additional original material that has been prepared specifically for this publication.

Edited by Kathleen Raponi, Joelle de Saint & Catherine O’Sullivan

Related Titles

• Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 8th ed, 2021
• Finkelstein & Hamer, LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary, 6th ed, 2021
• Hall & Macken, Statutory Interpretation: Principles and Context, 2021
• Jones, Chisholm & Nettheim’s Understanding Law: An Introduction to the Australian Legal System, 9th ed, 2021

 

Table of contents


  • Part One: Introductory Materials

  • Reading 1 - Field, Duffy & Huggins, Lawyering and Positive Professional Identities, 2nd ed, LexisNexis, 2020, Ch 2, ‘What Lawyers Need to Know and be Able to Do’
  • Reading 2 - Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 5, ‘Academic Legal Writing’

  • Reading 3 - Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 8th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 2, ‘Citation and Effective Legal Writing’

  • Reading 4 - Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 8th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 3, ‘Strategy and Technique’

  • Reading 5 - ‘Electronic Research’ from Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 8th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 4, ‘Electronic Research’

  • Part Two: Legal Systems and Processes

  • Reading 6 - Creyke, Hamer, O’Mara Smith & Taylor, Laying Down the Law, 11th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 1, ‘Laying the Foundations’

  • Reading 7, Creyke, Hamer, O’Mara Smith & Taylor, Laying Down the Law, 11th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 2, ‘The Origins and Historical Development of the Australian Legal System'

  • Reading 8 - Creyke, Hamer, O’Mara, Smith & Taylor, Laying Down the Law, 11th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 3, ‘The Australian Legal System’

  • Reading 9 - Creyke, Hamer, O’Mara, Smith & Taylor, Laying Down the Law, 11th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 4, ‘First Nations Australians and the Australian Legal System'

  • Reading 10 - Creyke, Hamer, O’Mara, Smith & Taylor, Laying Down the Law, 11th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 7, ‘Case Law and Precedent’

  • Reading 11 - Creyke, Hamer, O’Mara, Smith & Taylor, Laying Down the Law, 11th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 8, ‘Precedent in Australian Courts’

  • Reading 12 - Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 5th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 2, ‘Legislation as a Source of Law’

  • Reading 13 - Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 5th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 3, ‘Legislative Process’

  • Reading 14 - Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 5th ed, LexisNexis, 2021, Ch 4, ‘Statutory Interpretation’

  • Reading 15 - ‘Introduction to Law Reform’ Kathleen Raponi

  • Part Three: Special Topics

  • Reading 16 - ‘Introduction to Part Three’ Jennifer O’Reilly

  • Reading 17 - Zimmermann, Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013, Ch 12, ‘Economic Analysis of Law’

  • Reading 18 - Radavoi & Norris, Australian Law in Context: Social, Political and Global Perspectives, LexisNexis, 2020, Ch 6, ‘The Law and Gender’

  • Reading 19 - Easteal (ed), Women and the Law in Australia, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2010, Ch 1, ‘Setting the Stage: The “Iceberg” Jigsaw Puzzle’

  • Reading 20 - Easteal (ed), Women and the Law in Australia, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2010, Ch 8, ‘Women and Discrimination Law’

  • Part 4: Legal Writing and Drafting

  • Reading 21 - Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2021, Ch 2, ‘Grammar Matters: English Grammar and the Law’

  • Reading 22 - Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2021, Ch 3, ‘Plain English Writing and the Law’

  • Reading 23 - McDonald & McGill, Legal Drafting: A How to Guide, LexisNexis, 2014, Ch 1, ‘General principles of drafting’

  • Reading 24 - Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2021, Ch 6, ‘Profession-
  • Orientated Writing’

  • Reading 25 - Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, LexisNexis, ‘Drafting Techniques — Plain English Drafting Guide’

  • Reading 26 - Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018, ‘Clause structure’

  • Reading 27 - Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018, ‘Conditional clauses’

  • Reading 28 - Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018, ‘Definitions’

  • Reading 29 - Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018, ‘Headings’

  • Reading 30 - Butt, Legal Usage: A Modern Style Guide, LexisNexis, 2018, ‘Recitals’

  • Reading 31 - Court Forms, Precedents & Pleadings Victoria, LexisNexis, ‘Contracts — Commentary & Pleading Precedents — Extracts’

  • Reading 32 - Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, LexisNexis, ‘Boilerplate Clauses — Commentary and Precedents’

  • Reading 33 - Court Forms, Precedents & Pleadings Victoria, LexisNexis, ‘Affidavits — Commentary and Precedents’