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Law & justice in Australia : foundations of the legal system

Author: Prue Vines
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Law and Justice in Australia: Foundations of the Legal System is an introductory law book with a difference. It takes a historical, critical, and contextual approach to law and justice and offers an engaging mix of stories, cases, article extracts, and explanatory commentary. This encourages students to develop an in-depth understanding of the legal system and the human impact of the law, and creates a sound basis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Prue Vines
ISBN: 0195516400 9780195516401
OCLC Number: 57592395
Description: xxiii, 374 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The distinctiveness of Australian law --
The royal courts and the development of the common law --
The lawyers and the early development of the doctrine of precedent --
The idea of law in the Civil War and the glorious revolution --
The impact of the indigenous inhabitants --
Britain and the colonists --
using the heritage --
The nature and scope of parliamentary democracy in the states --
Federation as the will of the people --
Independent attitudes, race and justice --
Classifying Australian law --
The courts in action --
The doctrine of precedent --
The doctrine of precedent in action --
Interpreting statutes --
Conclusion --
the importance of law.
Other Titles: Law and justice in Australia
Responsibility: Prue Vines.
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