OverviewLaying Down The Law Fully revised and expanded, the 8th edition of Laying Down the Law is the ideal text to introduce students to the study of law. Clear and engaging explanations of essential topics include legal history, Australia's legal system and sources of law, indigenous legal issues, the doctrine of precedent, statutory interpretation and legal research and writing. Practical examples and exercises support learning and development of key skillsEffective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide introduces law students to essential writing skills and explains how they are applied in a legal context. It is designed as a course book for first year law students with ongoing relevance as a resource in subsequent years at law school and beyond. Basic literacy, legal literacy and writing skills are explored in a way that is fully integrated into legal content, reflecting current pedagogical best-practice. The Australian Law Dictionary is a key reference for those who need familiarity with, and knowledge of Australian legal terms. Designed for students in response to research, the ALD is structured to ensure comprehensive coverage of core legal content. Readers are encouraged to learn the meaning of a particular term, link it with related concepts, and locate it within the larger body of law. Statutory Interpretation in Australia The rules of statutory interpretation are at the crux of many legal disputes. They are central to the work of legal forums, government tribunals and government agencies. Practitioners and students of all legal disciplines must master these rules and know how to apply them to support their legal claims. This book is the essential guide for this fundamental area of law. It treats the approaches, assumptions and techniques of statutory interpretation with precision and clarity. It provides full exposition of the use of extrinsic materials.