This Value Pack contains 3 titles: Laying Down the Law 9th Edition, LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary 5th Edition, and LexisNexis Guides: Legal Referencing 4th Edition.
Laying Down the Law is an ideal introduction to key legal concepts, principles and skills, Laying Down the Law, 9th 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. The comprehensive coverage of precedent and statutory interpretation provides a solid basis for 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. New to the ninth edition is a chapter on the legal profession and professional legal practice and ethics.
LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary is an indispensable reference work containing over 10,000 terms in 100 subject areas reviewed, updated and expanded by a large team of legal experts from across Australia.
The text features succinct plain English definitions, supported by judicial and legislative authority, to provide a key point of reference for practitioners, students and the general reader. The scope, relevance and currency of the terms defined ensure that this work remains the most accurate, authoritative and popular legal dictionary in Australia.
LexisNexis Guides: Legal Referencing is a comprehensive and clear guide to legal referencing and effective legal writing.
The fourth edition of Legal Referencing is a comprehensive and clear guide to legal referencing and effective legal writing. These are essential skills for students and academics. This new edition is written to engage under-graduate students. It highlights the importance of accurate legal referencing. The in-depth treatment of this subject, and the provision of many "how to reference" examples, make this a critical reference text for every student to purchase.
The author provides clear commentary explaining the "hows and whys" of good legal referencing and writing. There is a highly valued chapter of examples and exercises which show students how to identify and avoid plagiarism in legal or other writing. The author also discusses referencing in compliance with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, now in its third edition. Referencing to social media such as Twitter, Facebook, e-books and apps is discussed and 'how to' examples provided. Ancillary exercises including solutions will further support learning. Not only will this book be useful for early learning, but it will serve as an excellent ongoing reference in students' law studies.