Laying Down the Law, 11th edition

R Creyke; D Hamer; P O?Mara; B Smith; T Taylor · ISBN 9780409351934
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Publisher Lexis Nexis Australia
Author(s) R Creyke; D Hamer; P O?Mara; B Smith; T Taylor
Edition 11
Published 2nd December 2020
Related course codes BUSN1101 - Introduction to Commercial Law, LAWS1201 - Foundations of Australian Law, LAW112 - Introduction to the Australian Legal System, LAW540 - Australian Law and Legal System, LA1102 Legal Research, BJU100 - Australian Legal System, LAW100 - Foundations of Law, LAW102 - Legal Professional Skills, LAW1501 - Foundations of Law, LAW7177 Introduction to Australian Law, LAWS50023 - Legal Method and Reasoning, LAWS50023 Legal Method & Reasoning, LAW102 - Legal Professional Skills, LLM533 - Fundamentals of Australia's Common Law System, LAWS6001 - Legal System and Method II, LAW101 - Foundations of Australian Law A

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. The book is supported by a range of online materials to consolidate knowledge and skills.

The eleventh edition has been extensively revised throughout, with several chapters substantially re-written. It includes a new chapter on going to law that explains the legal dispute resolution processes in Australia.


• Engaging and relevant for new students of law

• Content is clear, accurate and reliable

AGLC 4th ed citation style used throughout the text to support student compliance with widely adopted citation rules

• Clear explanations and practical examples and exercises develop legal reasoning, research and writing skills through problem based learning

• Comprehensive online package of lecturer and student materials delivers time savings for lecturers and self-guided practice and revision for students

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