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LAWS1019: Legal Research II

2024 unit information

This is a compulsory unit taught on a pass/fail basis. It is a continuation of Legal Research I and introduces students to legislative research, researching select sources of foreign and international law, and complex research databases such as Lexis Advance (US and International), Westlaw UK and Westlaw International. The purpose of this unit is to further develop the skills students need throughout their law degree.

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Code LAWS1019
Academic unit Law
Credit points 0

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand important primary and secondary sources of law
  • LO2. find and analyse primary and secondary legal sources, especially legislation and foreign and international law, using a variety of legal research aids, especially complex online legal databases
  • LO3. demonstrate and apply efficient and effective legal research methods, including advanced Boolean searching techniques.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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