The tenth edition of Laying Down the Law provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the study of law.
This textbook covers essential foundation legal studies topics (including Australia’s legal system, the role and responsibilities of the legal profession and sources of law) and offers a discussion of current issues, to highlight the context in which our legal system operates.
Clear explanations of precedent and statutory interpretation provide law students with a solid basis for legal study and practice. Practical examples and exercises further support learning and the development of key skills.
Additional learning resources such as a legal toolkit and marginal notes also feature throughout the book, to enhance the understanding of key concepts.
The most recent edition of this law book has been extensively revised throughout, with several chapters; particularly those on research and writing techniques, substantially re-written.
The general content of this textbook is supported by a range of online materials to consolidate the knowledge and skill development of law students.