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Learning Law

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  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Print/online bundle
  • isbn: 9781316642795

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  • Learning Law is an indispensable guide for students beginning their law studies. It provides the foundational knowledge and skills required for the study and practice of law, and also instils in students a passion and excitement for the law. This text challenges students' traditional notions of the law and encourages them to think critically. Each chapter is supported by tools for self-assessment and self-reflection: review questions to revise complex concepts; 'Alternative Voices' breakout boxes, which provide a different perspective on each topic; and case studies, which illustrate how law qualifications can be applied in various settings, from traditional law firms to government and academia. Learning Law is written in an engaging and accessible style designed to demystify the law. This text is an essential and comprehensive resource that can be carried as a practical reference throughout a student's law studies.

    • Written in an engaging style that is designed to demystify the law and get students excited about their law studies and careers
    • Includes a fully integrated interactive ebook, replete with useful links and videos as well as extension and revision questions that allow students to test their own knowledge as they go
    • Encourages students to think critically about the future of the law profession by including an 'Alternative Voice' boxed feature for each chapter and 'Living Law' case studies that highlight the diversity of career opportunities available to law graduates
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Print/online bundle
    • isbn: 9781316642795
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 190 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 31 colour illus. 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Law, Lawyers and Justice:
    1. Welcome to the law
    2. History and justice
    3. Parliaments and courts
    Part II. Learning the Laws:
    4. Categories of law
    5. Law made by judges
    6. Law made by parliaments
    Part III. Research and Persuasion:
    7. Frameworks for legal thinking
    8. Analysing and persuading
    9. Grappling with facts
    Part IV. Profession and Community:
    10. The ethical lawyer
    11. Equality, difference and law
    12. Lawyering in the digital world
    13. Influencing the law.

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    Learning Law

    Anthony Marinac, Brian Simpson, Caroline Hart, Rhianna Chisholm, Jennifer Nielsen, Michael Brogan

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    Anthony Marinac, Central Queensland University
    Anthony Marinac is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton. He also teaches online, reaching students all around Australia and the region. He was called to the Bar in Queensland in 2015, and maintains a part-time practice as a barrister and mediator, primarily in criminal and family law. He has previously worked as Counsel Assisting in Queensland's Office of the State Coroner, was a commissioned legal officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, and was Director of Research and a Senate Committee Secretary in the Department of the Senate, Parliament House Canberra.

    Brian Simpson, University of New England, Australia
    Brian Simpson joined the School of Law in 2006 as Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 2015. He was previously at Keele University in the United Kingdom. He has also held positions at Monash, La Trobe, James Cook and Flinders Universities. His broad research interests are in the areas of children and the law and the rights of marginalised groups in urban space. He has written on children's rights in fields such as television law, cyberspace, juvenile justice, urban planning and sexuality. His current research projects include: a book which takes a critical perspective on young people, law and social media; re-writing a High Court judgment for the Children's Rights Judgment Project which is based at University of Liverpool Law School, United Kingdom; the legal construction of childhood sexuality; and the connection between legal narratives and social memory.

    Caroline Hart, University of Southern Queensland
    Caroline Hart is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Justice at the University of Southern Queensland. She has taught the core foundational law course, Australian Legal System, for over ten years. Prior to joining the University of Southern Queensland, Caroline provided legal, legislation and policy advice to state governments for over 15 years, including working on a number of commissions of inquiry. Caroline has provided consultancy training services to state government, and consultancy legal services to private law firms. Caroline has a Ph.D. in Sustainable Regional/Rural Legal Practice, and a Master of Law in government use of information technology. She is a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Downs and Southern Western District Law Society, the Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development Centre, the Institute of Resilient Regions, and is a director on the National Rural Law and Justice Alliance.

    Rhianna Chisholm, Curtin University, Perth
    Rhianna Chisholm is an Associate Lecturer at Curtin Law School at Curtin University, Perth. Rhianna has held this position since 2014 and has focused on developing expertise in teaching introductory law units to first year law students. Rhianna has a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University and a Master of Laws from the University of Western Australia. She is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Western Australia on the effectiveness of court-based diversion in Western Australia. Her research interests include mental health law and capacity, human rights, international law and criminal justice.

    Jennifer Nielsen, Southern Cross University, Australia
    Jennifer Nielsen is Associate Professor in the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University. She is an experienced legal scholar with expertise in discrimination and employment laws, critical race and critical whiteness theory, and social justice in rural, regional and remote communities. She has taught across the undergraduate law curriculum, and supervises honours and postgraduate candidatures. Jennifer is also active in community organisations in the Northern Rivers region in New South Wales, and is the current Chairperson of the Committee of Management, Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre. Before joining Southern Cross in 1994, she practised as a solicitor in New South Wales and Victoria, and worked in academic positions with both the Monash Orientation Scheme for Aborigines and the Faculty of Law at Monash University.

    Michael Brogan, University of Western Sydney
    Michael Brogan is Senior Lecturer and Director of Engagement in the School of Law at the University of Western Sydney. He has held numerous administrative positions within the university and has a long connection with community centres, community organisations and public health campaigns.

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