This Value Pack includes the titles Laying Down the Law, 9th edition (ISBN 9780409336221) and Effective Legal Research, 6th edition (ISBN 9780409339208). Published by LexisNexis Australia.
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.
Nemes and Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 6th edition 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 sixth edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect current research methods. It also includes additional content on plagiarism and offers an extended focus on researching using international sources.
Citation information has been extended to assist researchers to produce clear, well-referenced writing conforming to the widely adopted 3rd edition of the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.