Foundations of Law: A Custom Publication for Monash University, 2nd edition

A customised introduction to law for students at Monash University

Book :Paperback
AUD$ 161.00
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Release Date: December 07, 2016
ISBN/ISSN: 9780409346985

Product description

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)

Related Titles

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