Law Books for Libraries recommended list - list of titles

List of titles: March 2017

Please note: these resources are recommended only. It is not compulsory for your library to purchase new titles or new editions on this list. However, please ensure all out of date titles or editions are withdrawn and discarded, as advised by LIAC.

Animal law in Australia. 2nd ed

Author Cao, Deborah
Cover for Animal law in Australia. 2nd ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2015
ISBN 9780455235769
Price $108.00
Summary Covers the historical development of animal law, the legal status of animals, animal welfare, companion animals, farm animals, wild animals, and animal testing.
Note Userful for students

Australian business law. 35th ed

Author Latimer, Paul
Cover for Australian business law. 35th ed
Publisher Oxford University Press
Date 2016
ISBN 97801903043481
Price $145.00
Summary Contains chapters on all aspects of business law, including contract, consumer law, competition law, business structures, partnerships, banking, and insurance.

Australian human rights law

Author Bagaric, Mirko, et al
Cover for Australian human rights law
Publisher CCH Australia
Date 2011
ISBN 9781921701894
Price Out of print
Summary An analysis of the origin of human rights, the law and its practice. Covers a large number of topics including the right to life and bodily integrity, protection from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, the right to liberty, cultural rights, the right to legal representation in criminal matters, the right against double punishment, and the right to property.
Note Useful for HSC Legal Studies: Human Rights, Crime, and World Order

Australian master tax guide. 60th ed

Publisher CCH Australia
Cover image of Australian master tax guide, number 60 in a circle
Date 2017
ISBN 9780994621184
Price $184.95
Summary Designed to help practitioners, business organisations and students quickly locate accurate answers to their tax questions.
Note This book is published twice a year – the year end edition and the tax year end edition. You do not need to purchase both.

Capacity toolkit: information for government and community workers, professionals, families and carers in New South Wales

Publisher Attorney General’s Department of NSW (now called NSW Department of Justice)
Cover for Capacity toolkit: information for government and community workers, professionals, families and carers in New South Wales
Date 2008
ISBN 9781921301568
Price Free
Also available Online
Summary A resource for government and community workers, professionals, families and carers on assessing whether a person has the capacity to make legal, financial, medical and personal decisions. It includes making an advance care directive, entering into contracts, making a will, power of attorney and enduring guardianship.

Children and the law in Australia. 2nd ed

Author Young, L; Kenny, M A and Monahan, G (eds)
Cover image of book children and the law, adult and two children represented  with curves and circles
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Date 2016
ISBN 9780409342024
Price $139.00
Summary A comprehensive book on children’s law, with chapters on a wide variety of subjects including the criminal responsibility of children, education, children and family law, adoption, medical treatment, and child witnesses.

Civil procedure. 3rd ed

Author Cullen, Bridget
Cover for Civil procedure. 3rd ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2013
ISBN 9780455230689
Price $35.00
Summary One of the easy to read Nutshell series, it includes chapters on the fundamental principles of civil procedure, case management, jurisdiction, commencing proceedings, pleadings, discovery, settlement, trial and judgment, costs, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution.

Contract. 7th ed

Author Lindsay, Geoff
Cover for Contract. 7th ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2014
ISBN 9780455232799
Price $35.00
Summary A mini law text for students and others wanting an outline of the principles of contract law and key cases.
Note Useful for students.

Criminal laws: materials and commentary on criminal law and process of New South Wales. 6th ed

Author Brown, David et al
Cover for Criminal laws: materials and commentary on criminal law and process of New South Wales. 6th ed
Publisher Federation Press
Date 2015
ISBN 9781862879843
Price $155.00
Summary A criminal law textbook which covers criminalisation, the criminal process, components of criminal offences, defences, assault and sexual assault, public order offences, drugs offences, dishonest acquisition, complicity, conspiracy and association, and sentencing. Includes extracts from cases and other legal resources. Highly recommended for students.
Note Useful for HSC Legal Studies: Crime

Elder law in Australia. 2nd ed

Author Lewis, Rodney
Cover for Elder law in Australia. 2nd ed
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Date 2011
ISBN 9780409324723
Price $175.00
Summary Written in plain language, this book deals with a number of topics unique to the elderly including mistreatment in aged care, elder abuse, discrimination, capacity to execute legal documents, and challenges to wills and estates.

Health care and the law. 6th ed

Author McIlwraith, Janine and Madden, Bill
Cover for Health care and the law. 6th ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2014
ISBN 9780455232829
Price $125.00
Summary Covers a wide range of topics, including consent to health care, negligence, patient records, public health, crime and health care, and health care rights.

Human rights: treaties, statutes and cases

Author Flynn, Martin et al
Cover for Human rights: treaties, statutes and cases
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Date 2011
ISBN 9780409327830
Price $109.00
Summary A comprehensive collection of international and Australian human rights materials.
Note Useful for HSC Legal Studies: Human Rights, and World Order
Author McRae, Heather and Nettheim, Garth
Cover for Indigenous legal issues: commentary and materials. 4th ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2009
ISBN 9780455225722
Price $155.00
Summary Gives an excellent overview of indigenous legal issues, considering subjects such as indigenous governance, land rights, native title, racial discrimination, and child welfare. It also discusses recent developments including the abolition of ATSIC, the NT intervention, and the apology to the stolen generations
Note Useful for HSC Legal Studies: Indigenous Peoples, and Human Rights
Author Behrendt, Larissa, Cunneen, Chris and Libesman, Terr
Cover for Indigenous legal relations in Australia
Publisher Oxford University Press
Date 2009
ISBN 9780195562019
Price $103.95
Summary This textbook is broad in scope and covers issues relating to sovereignty, jurisdiction and territorial acquisition; family law and child protection; criminal law, policing and sentencing; land rights and native title; cultural heritage, heritage protection and intellectual property; anti-discrimination law; international human rights law and constitutional law.
Note Useful for HSC Legal Studies: Indigenous Peoples, and Human Rights

International law. 2nd ed

Author Clarke, Ben and Maogoto, Jackson
Cover for International law. 2nd ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2009
ISBN 9780455225630
Price $35.00
Summary An introduction to the key principles of public international law.
Note Useful for students

Introducing the law. 7th ed

Author Heilbronn, Gary N. et al
Cover for Introducing the law. 7th ed
Publisher CCH Australia, now available from Oxford University Press
Date 2008
ISBN 9781921322037
Price $79.00
Summary Discusses origins of the Australian and British legal systems, Australia's system of government, the Australian court system in Australia, the role of the parliament and the courts in law-making, dispute resolution, and law reform.
Note Useful for students

The law of succession in New South Wales. 4th ed

Author Certoma, G.L.
Cover for The law of succession in New South Wales. 4th ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2010
ISBN 9780455227207
Price $147.00
Summary A thorough discussion of succession law, covering intestacy, wills, family provision, and the estate.
Note Useful for those wanting more detailed information about wills and family provision.
Author Mann, Trischa
Cover for Legal terminology
Publisher Tertiary Press, available from Pearson
Date 2002
ISBN 0864582145
Price $41.95
Summary A concise and practical guide to all aspects of legal terminology. It contains an overview of the structure of the legal system in Australia. Includes information about the origin of legal phrases, offers a breakdown of legal practitioners and institutions, and provides an overview of legal jurisdiction and court practice.
Note Useful for students

Mabo, Wik & native title. 4th ed

Author Butt, Peter , Eagleson, Robert and Lane, Patricia
Cover for Mabo, Wik & native title. 4th ed
Publisher Federation Press
Date 2001
ISBN 1862873860
Price Out of print
Summary A guide to the Mabo and Wik High Court decisions, the government's response to Wik, the operation of the amended Native Title Act, Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) and important issues about the precise nature of native title which are still being resolved in the courts.
Note Useful for HSC Legal Studies: Indigenous Peoples, and Human Rights  

Public and environmental health law

Author Reynolds, Christopher
Cover for Public and environmental health law
Publisher Federation Press
Date 2011
ISBN 9781862878327
Price $79.95
Summary Considers the legislation, cases and policies that affect public health in Australia and New Zealand. Areas covered include environmental health, food safety, communicable disease, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, and the human health impacts of pollution control and planning law.

Retreat from injustice: human rights law in Australia. 2nd ed

Author O'Neill, Nick, Rice, Simon and Douglas, Roger
Cover for Retreat from injustice: human rights law in Australia. 2nd ed
Publisher Federation Press
Date 2004
ISBN 186287414X
Price $85.00
Summary A study of human rights law in Australia clearly detailed and illustrated with cases. Particular emphasis is placed on current human rights issues including terrorism, indigenous issues and asylum seekers.
Note Useful for HSC Legal Studies: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights  

Sport and the law. 4th ed

Author Healey, Deborah
Cover for Sport and the law. 4th ed
Publisher UNSW Press, available from the UNSW Bookshop
Date 2009
ISBN 9781742230344
Price $54.95
Summary Provides an overview of the law as it applies to sporting organisations and sportspeople. It covers areas including the legal nature of sporting organisations, contracts, sponsorship and reputation, sporting tribunals, injuries and compensation, and anti doping.
Author Chisholm, Richard and Nettheim, Garth
Cover for Understanding law: an introduction to Australia's legal system. 8th ed
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Date 2011
ISBN 9780409328448
Price $69.00
Summary A useful starting point for anyone who wants to know more about the law. Includes chapters on indigenous law, English law, Australian law, case law and legislation, lawyers, courts, due process of law, access to justice, and law and morality.
Note Useful for students

 

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