Law and Justice in Australia Foundations of the Legal System

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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.

Author Biography

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
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

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