Law And Justice In Australia

FOUNDATIONS OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM

Fourth Edition

Prue Vines

Law And Justice In Australia

FOUNDATIONS OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM

Fourth Edition

Prue Vines

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9780190329891

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Published:

19 Sep 2022

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Description

A contextualised approach to developing practical legal skills.

Law and Justice in Australia takes a historical, critical and contextual approach to the study of law and justice, offering cases, article extracts and explanatory commentary to the development of legal theory. Written in an engaging narrative style, students are encouraged to develop an in-depth understanding of the Australian legal system, creating a sound basis for further study.

This text prepares students to start thinking like lawyers; challenging them to think critically about law and society, and to develop essential practical skills that can be applied to their future careers.

New to this Edition

  • A focus on professional orientation and skills development for employability
  • Updated legislation to reflect recent changes.

Contents

Part 1 Australia's Legal System in Focus

Chapter 1: The Distinctiveness of Australian Law

Chapter 2: The Modern Australian Lawyer

Chapter 3: Australia as a Common Law State in the Global Context: Statutes and Cases Revisited

Part 2 The English Heritage

Chapter 4: Royal Courts and the Development of the Common Law

Chapter 5: Lawyers and the Early Development of the Doctrine of Precedent

Chapter 6: The Idea of Law in the English Civil Wars and the Glorious Revolution

Part 3 The Impact of the English Heritage

Chapter 7: The Impact on the Indigenous Inhabitants

Chapter 8: Britain and the Colonists: Using the Heritage

Part 4 Moving towards Independence

Chapter 9: The Nature and Scope of Parliamentary Democracy in the States

Chapter 10: Federation as the Will of the People

Chapter 11: Independent Attitudes, Race and Justice

Part 5 Drawing on the Heritage: Legal Institutions in Action

Chapter 12: Classifying Australian Law

Chapter 13: The Courts in Action

Chapter 14: The Doctrine of Precedent

Chapter 15: The Doctrine of Precedent in Action

Chapter 16: Interpreting Statutes

Chapter 17: Statutory Interpretation in Action

Chapter 18: The Importance of Law

Authors

Prue Vines is a Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law at UNSW. Prue is also the Co-Director of the Private Law Research and Policy Group, UNSW.