Legal Reading, Writing and Research notes | Distinction

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  • UniversityAustralian Catholic University
  • AreaLaw
  • CourseLegal Reading, Writing and Research
  • Course CodeLAWS104
  • ProfessorHelen Haslem / Dr Amanda Alexander
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  • Authorjasoncavallaro
  • Created2016
  • Pages64
  • Approved7 February 2018

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*Distinction* Legal Reading, Writing and Research notes!


These are complete and clear course summary notes for Legal Reading, Writing and Research at Australian Catholic University.


These are brilliant notes that I put together to help me achieve a top mark in this subject. I wrote the notes to cover all the content throughout the course and it has been formatted well to allow for clear navigation of the content in studying for the exam. The notes are 64 pages of concise and exam focused. They will enable you to maximise your score in the exam.


All the major topics covered in these notes include:

  • Analysing A Case
  • Definitions
  • The Federal Hierarchy Of Australia
  • Introduction To Legislation
  • Principles In Relation To Statutes And Subordinate Laws
  • Making Statutes: The Process
  • Common Law Approaches
  • Roots Of English Law: The Common Law System
  • Writs
  • Trial Procedures In The Early Common Law
  • Equity
  • Foundations Of Modern Constitutionalism
  • Magna Carta
  • Reformation And Parliament
  • Rule Of Law
  • Separation Of Powers
  • Legislative Powers Of The Parliament
  • The Australian Legal System
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Case Law And Precedent
  • Precedent In Australian Courts
  • Judicial Decision-Making
  • Extrinsic Aids To Interpretation Of Legislation
  • Interpretation Of Legislation In Context
  • Statutory Obligations And Discretions
  • Finding Extrinsic Material
  • Presumptions In Interpreting Legislation
  • Royal Commissions
  • ‘The Mabo Decision’ — Bartlett


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