The tenth edition of 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.
This edition has been extensively revised throughout, with several chapters, particularly those on research and writing techniques, substantially re-written. It is supported by a range of online materials to consolidate knowledge and skills.