Foundations of Law in Australia: A Custom Publication for Victoria University, 2nd edition

A customised introduction to law for students at Victoria University, Melbourne

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409348460
Release Date: December 01, 2017
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Foundations of Law in Australia: A Custom Publication for Victoria University, 2nd Edition has been prepared for students undertaking the units Australian Legal Systems in Context and Legal Research Methods at the Victoria Law School, College of Law and Justice, Victoria University.

The book comprises chapters from the following LexisNexis Butterworths publications:

  • Field, Duffy & Huggins, Lawyering and Positive Professional Identities, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014
  • Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017
  • Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Effective Legal Research, 6th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015
  • Creyke, Hamer, Taylor, O’Mara & Smith, Laying Down the Law, 10th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2018
  • Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 4th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015
  • Zimmermann, Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013
  • Easteal (ed), Women and the Law in Australia, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2010

The following additional original material has been prepared specifically for this publication:

  • ‘Introduction’ – Kathleen Raponi and Catherine Sullivan
  • ‘Introduction to Law Reform’ – Kathleen Raponi
  • ‘Introduction to Part Three’ – Jennifer O’Reilly

Related Titles

Finkelstein & Hamer, LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary, 5th ed, 2014

Table of contents

Introduction


Part One: Introductory Materials


Reading 1: ‘What Lawyers Need to Know and be Able to Do’ from Field, Duffy & Huggins, Lawyering and Positive Professional Identities, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014, Ch 2



Reading 2: ‘Academic Legal Writing’ from Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017, Ch 5



Reading 3: ‘Citation and Effective Legal Writing’ from Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Effective Legal Research, 6th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015, Ch 2



Reading 4: ‘Strategy and Technique’ from Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Effective Legal Research, 6th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015, Ch 3



Reading 5: ‘Electronic Research’ from Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Effective Legal Research, 6th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015, Ch 4



Part Two: Legal Systems and Processes


Reading 6: ‘Laying the Foundations’ from Creyke, Hamer, Taylor, O’Mara & Smith, Laying Down the Law, 10th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2018, Ch 1



Reading 7: ‘An Introduction to Legal History from Creyke, Hamer, Taylor, O’Mara & Smith, Laying Down the Law, 10th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2018, Ch 2



Reading 8: ‘The Australian Legal System’ from Creyke, Hamer, Taylor, O’Mara & Smith, Laying Down the Law, 10th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2018, Ch 3



Reading 9: ‘Indigenous Australians and the System of Law and Justice’ from Creyke, Hamer, Taylor, O’Mara & Smith, Laying Down the Law, 10th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2018, Ch 4



Reading 10: ‘Case Law and Precedent’ from Creyke, Hamer, Taylor, O’Mara & Smith, Laying Down the Law, 10th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2018, Ch 6



Reading 11: ‘Precedent in Australian Courts’ from Creyke, Hamer, Taylor, O’Mara & Smith, Laying Down the Law, 10th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2018, Ch 7



Reading 12: ‘Judicial Decision-making’ from Creyke, Hamer, Taylor, O’Mara & Smith, Laying Down the Law, 10th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2018, Ch 8



Reading 13: ‘Legislation as a Source of Law’ from Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 4th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015, Ch 2



Reading 14: ‘Legislative Process’ from Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 4th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015, Ch 3



Reading 15: ‘Statutory Interpretation’ from Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 4th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015, Ch 4



Reading 16: ‘Introduction to Law Reform’ by Kathleen Raponi



Part Three: Special Topics


Reading 17: ‘Introduction to Part Three’ by Jennifer O’Reilly



Reading 18: ‘Economic Analysis of Law’ from Zimmermann, Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2013, Ch 12



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



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