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Legal Research Classes

Legal Research Classes
Semester 2, Block 2, 2021

Finding Primary Sources

An introduction to locating primary legal sources. Students will learn how to use a case citator to locate case law and information about case law.  Students will also learn how to locate up-to-date legislation and associated extrinsic materials.

No bookings are required. Click the class link to attend.  


Finding Secondary Sources for Law

The focus of the class is on analysing a question, using a legal dictionary and building a search statement to locate legal journal articles.  The class includes an overview of how to reference journal articles using AGLC.

No bookings are required. Click the class link to attend.  


Inquiry Law

This class takes students through the process of locating discussion of a legal principle in a textbook, locating case law that is referred to in the textbook and citing those cases correctly.

  • 10am Thu 2 September
  • 3pm Mon 6 September
  • 12noon Thu 9 September

Bookings are required and may be made via the Learning Hub.

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Mr Murray Greenway
(College Librarian, College of Law and Justice)
+61 3 9919 1834

Ms Debra Hutchinson
(Librarian, College of Law and Justice)
+61 3 9919 1850



Zoom meetings are available Monday - Friday between 8am and 4pm, by appointment.

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