Foundations of the Australian Legal System: History, Theory and Practice
An introduction to the Australian legal system
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Offering a wide range of topics found in most foundations of law units of study, this text covers the basic building blocks of the legal system, including the nature of law, legal referencing, a consideration of ‘precedent’, the principles of statutory interpretation, and the sophisticated and demanding world of the management of international disputes. It details the history of the common law and describes the contribution of leading jurists to its development. Throughout, the book focuses on the importance and continuing relevance of the ‘rule of law’ for the maintenance of a mature legal system. The book also details the legal ethics and legal responsibility of lawyers.
• Explains the Australian legal system in practice
• Discusses historical and philosophical origins and underlying principles
• Provides clear explanations of legal theory
• Aligns with most foundations of law units
• A clear introduction to Australian Law
• Bott & Talbot Stokes, Effective Legal Research, 8th ed, 2021
• Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed, 2021
• Finkelstein & Hamer, LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary, 6th ed, 2021
• Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 5th ed, 2021
• Krever, Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques, 11th ed, 2022
• Yin and Desiarto, Legal Problem Solving and Syllogistic Analysis: A Guide for Foundation Law Students, 2016
Table of contents
- Ch 1. Studying Law
- Ch 2. What is Law?
- Ch 3. History of the Common Law
- Ch 4. Great Jurists of the Common Law
- Ch 5. The Rule of Law
- Ch 6. Constitutional Theory
- Ch 7. Western Constitutionalism
- Ch 8. The Westminster System
- Ch 9. Australian Constitutionalism
- Ch 10. The Australian Federal System
- Ch 11. Precedent as a Source of Law
- Ch 12. Legislation as a Source of Law
- Ch 13. Statutory Interpretation
- Ch 14. The Australian Court System
- Ch 15. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Ch 16. The Management of International Disputes
- Ch 17. Legal Ethics and Legal Responsibility
Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 8th editionAUD$ 110.00
Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd editionAUD$ 72.00
LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary, 6th editionAUD$ 99.00
LexisNexis Guide: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 5th editionAUD$ 63.00
Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques, 11th editionAUD$ 72.00
Legal Problem Solving and Syllogistic Analysis: A Guide for Foundation Law StudentsAUD$ 91.00