Nemes & Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 8th edition

A current, comprehensive and informative approach to legal research

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409353303
Release Date: March 31, 2021
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Release Date: March 31, 2021
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Product description

This practical book is an indispensable guide to mastering the techniques and strategies that are vital for successful legal research and writing. The authors canvass a wide variety of electronic and print based resources relevant to Australian law and provide worked examples based on contextual problems and pointers to potential dangers. Helpful illustrations, flowcharts and diagrams familiarise readers with the environment in which they will be undertaking research.

The eighth edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect current research methods and platforms, with a focus on electronic sources of legal information. It showcases many new enhancements and developments to legal research platforms, including Lexis Advance, New Westlaw and CCH Pinpoint databases.

Citation information assists researchers to produce clear, well-referenced writing conforming to the latest edition of the widely adopted Australian Guide to Legal Citation.


• Ensures concepts are approachable, relevant and intelligible for first year law students
• Ensures solid understanding of the referencing system students will use throughout their law studies and legal practice
• Students encouraged to develop skills in addition to understanding theory
• Written in conformity with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation
• Aligns with TLO research outcomes

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• Creyke, Hamer, O’Mara, Smith & Taylor, Laying Down the Law, 11th ed, 2021
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Table of contents

  1. Introduction: The Essentials

  2. Citation and Effective Legal Writing

  3. Strategy and Technique

  4. Electronic Research

  5. Secondary Sources

  6. Legislation

  7. Case Law

  8. An International Perspective

  9. Appendix – Legal Citation Quick Guide