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Laying Down the Law, 11th edition

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409351941
Publisher: LexisNexis

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Laying Down the Law provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the study of law. Essential foundation topics covered include Australia’s legal system and sources of law while discussion of current issues highlights the context in which our legal system operates and the role and responsibilities of the legal profession. Clear explanations of precedent and statutory interpretation provide a solid basis for legal study and practice, and practical examples and exercises support learning and the development of key skills. A legal toolkit and marginal notes provide additional information to develop understanding of key concepts. The book is supported by a range of online materials to consolidate knowledge and skills. The eleventh edition has been extensively revised throughout, with several chapters substantially re-written. It includes a new chapter on going to law that explains the legal dispute resolution processes in Australia. Features • Engaging and relevant for new students of law • Content is clear, accurate and reliable • AGLC 4th ed citation style used throughout the text to support student compliance with widely adopted citation rules • Clear explanations and practical examples and exercises develop legal reasoning, research and writing skills through problem based learning • Comprehensive online package of lecturer and student materials delivers time savings for lecturers and self-guided practice and revision for students Related Titles • Bott & Talbot Stokes, Effective Legal Research, 7th ed, 2018 • Jones, Nettheim & Chisholm, Understanding Law: An Introduction to the Australian Legal Systems, 9th ed, 2021 • Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed, 2021 • Hall & Macken, LexisNexis Guides: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 5th ed, 2021 • Hall & Macken, Statutory interpretation: Principles and Context, 2021 • Stuhmcke, LexisNexis Guides: Legal Referencing, 5th ed, 2019
 

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Table of contents

Ch 1. Laying the Foundations

Ch 2. The Origins and Historical Development of the Australian Legal System

Ch 3. The Australian Legal System

Ch 4. First Nations Australians and the Australian Legal System

Ch 5. The Legal Profession and Professional Legal Practice and Ethics

Ch 6. Going to Law: Legal Dispute Resolution Processes


PART 2: SOURCES OF LAW: CASE LAW

Ch 7. Case Law and Precedent

Ch 8. Precedent in Australian Courts


PART 3: SOURCES OF LAW: LEGISLATION

Ch 9. Legislation

Ch 10. Approaches to Interpretation of Legislation

Ch 11. Extrinsic Aids to Interpretation of Legislation

Ch 12. Interpretation of Legislation in Context

Ch 13. Presumptions Used in the Interpretation of Legislation

Ch 14. Statutory Obligations and Discretions

Ch 15. Applying Legislation to Complex Problems


PART 4: LEGAL RESEARCH

Ch 16. Legal Research: Approaches and Steps

Ch 17. Searching for Secondary Sources

Ch 18. Searching for Case Law

Ch 19. Searching for Legislation


PART 5: LEGAL WRITING, STUDY AND EXAM SKILLS

Ch 20. Legal Writing

Ch 21. Referencing and Citation

Ch 22. Study and Exam Skills


PART 6: THE ESSENTIAL LEGAL TOOLKIT