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Laying Down the Law 9th ed


ISBN13: 9780409336221
Published: January 2015
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £60.00



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An ideal introduction to key Australian legal concepts, principles and skills, the ninth edition clearly explains essential foundation topics including Australia’s legal system, sources of law, precedent, statutory interpretation and professional legal practice and ethics.

  • Fully revised and expanded, the ninth edition of Laying Down the Law provides an invaluable introduction to the study of law.
  • Clear and engaging explanations of essential foundation topics include Australia’s legal system and sources of law while discussion of current issues assists readers to understand the context in which our legal system operates.
  • New to the ninth edition is a chapter on the legal profession and professional legal practice and ethics.
The comprehensive coverage of precedent and statutory interpretation provides a solid basis for Australian legal study and practice, and the margin glossary identifies, explains and demystifies legal terms. Practical examples and exercises support learning and the development of key skills.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Contents:
Part 1: INTRODUCTION
1. Laying the Foundations
2. An Introduction to Legal History and the Development of the Modern Legal Profession
3. The Australian Legal System
4. Indigenous Australians and the System of Law and Justice
5. The Legal Profession and Professional Legal Practice and Ethics

Part 2: SOURCES OF LAW: CASE LAW
6: Case Law and Precedent
7: Precedent in Australian Courts
8: Judicial Decision-Making

Part 3: SOURCES OF LAW: LEGISLATION
9. Legislation
10. Approaches to Interpretation of Legislation
11. Extrinsic Aids to Interpretation of Legislation
12. Interpretation of Legislation in Context
13. Presumptions Used in the Interpretation of Legislation
14. Statutory Obligations and Discretions

Part 4: LEGAL RESEARCH
15. Legal Research – How to Start
16. Searching Secondary Sources
17. Searching for Case Law
18. Searching for Legislation

Part 5: LEGAL WRITING, STUDY & EXAM SKILLS
19. Legal Writing
20. Citation