Law and Justice in Australia takes a historical, critical and contextual approach to law and justice and offers students a mix of stories, cases, article extracts and explanatory commentary. This together with the author's narrative writing style encourages students to develop an in-depth understanding of the legal system and creates a solid basis for further studies in law.
Prue Vines, Professor, Director of First Year Studies,Co-Director - Private Law Research & Policy Group
Prue Vines Professor, Director, First year Studies and Co-Director Private Law Research & Policy Group, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales.
Table of Contents
Table of Cases Table of Statutes Preface Acknowledgments Part 1: The Australian Legal System 1. The Distinctiveness of Australian Law 2. The Place of Australia in Global Law Part 2: The English Heritage 3. The Royal Courts and the Developments of the Common Law 4. Lawyers and the Early Development of the Doctrine of Precedent Part 3: The Impact of the English Heritage 5. The Idea of Law in the Civil War and the Glorious Revolution 6. The Impact on the Indigenous Inhabitants 7. Britain and the Great Colonists: Using the Heritage Part 4: Moving Towards Independence 8. The Nature and Scope of Parliamentary Democracy in the States 9. Federation as the Will of the People 10. Independent Attitudes, Race and Justice Part 5: Drawing on the Heritage: Legal Institutions in Action 11. Classifying Australian Law 12. The Courts in Action 13. The Doctrine of Precedent 14. The Doctrine of Precedent in Action 15. Interpreting Statutes 16. The Modern Lawyer 17. Conclusion: The Importance of Law Index