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    Legal Studies Useful Books & Websites List

    This is a list of websites and books to help you out. If anyone has any that aren't listed here, please PM me or melsc so they are added to the list. Thanks.

    Websites

    Australian Government home page
    National Library of Australia | Australian government: selected websites
    The site is an excellent starting point for research on the Australian Government or an Australian Government Department.

    Australian Government Parliamentary Education Office home page
    Parliament of Australia: Home
    An excellent source for research and materials on the topics of government, parliament, voting.

    Australian Law Reform Commission
    Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

    Australian Legal Information Institute-AustLII home page
    Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
    A useful starting point for any Legal Studies research or for the obtaining of Australian, state and local legislation, delegated legislation and cases in Australia.

    Foundation Law, an initiative of the Law Society of NSW, Australia
    http://www.fl.ans.au/
    The aim of the site is to provide easy access to a wide range of Australian and international legal materials and bring together the best legal web sites to assist your legal research.

    HSC On-line site
    NSW HSC Online
    Notes and activities related to the HSC Legal Studies Syllabus.
    This site has since been discontinued. An archived copy is available on web.archive.org

    Key Australian law sites
    http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/law/aussites.htm
    A site by Monash University, providing very good links to key law sites in Australia.

    The Law Society of NSW
    http://www.lawsocnsw.asn.au/public/rights/
    The site includes a useful section on know your rights and referral locations for community assistance.

    Lawlink NSW, the NSW Attorney General's Department
    Lawlink Home - Lawlink Corporate : Lawlink NSW
    An excellent government site on your rights, going to court, crime information and legal problem search facility for residents of New South Wales.

    Legal Information Access Centre home page
    http://www.slnsw.gov.au/liac/welcome.htm
    Legal information on legal resources from LIAC centres, public libraries and an index to free legal information pamphlets and booklets, the Hot Topic series, and referral guide for free legal advice and assistance.

    NSW Board of Studies
    Home - Board of Studies NSW
    The site includes the syllabus and the previous Higher School Certificate examinations with comments for each subject paper. From the index on the home page scroll down to either the section titled Reading Room or Links to Other Sections. Then, find the subheading titled Legal Studies.

    NSW Government
    NSW Government | State of Opportunity
    This site provides all types of information about the government of NSW, with links to the many different departments.

    The Australian Law Reform Commission
    ALRC - On-line
    The ALRC conducts inquiries into areas of law reform at the request of the Attorney-General of Australia. This site is a useful link for reference and research

    The NSW Law Reform Commission
    Homepage - Law Reform Commission : Lawlink NSW
    The NSWLRC provides a similar service as the ALRC but for the state of NSW only. Again, a useful link for reference and research.

    Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
    Australian Human Rights Commission homepage

    Basic Legal Notation
    Duhaime's Law Dictionary
    Provides students with an online dictionary of legal words and phrases

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law
    http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/special...alrc/custlaw1/
    Gives students a link to the indigenous customary law documents

    Law and Justice Foundation of NSW
    Law and Justice Foundation - Home
    Looking at the law in regards to the justice system

    The Sydney Secondary Distance Education Centre
    http://www.ssdec.nsw.edu.au/socialsc...gal/index.html
    This site is a useful site for resources on the NSW Legal Studies Course.

    Sources of Law
    http://www.library.uq.edu.au/law/research/sources.html
    The University of Queensland provides students with explanations of different resources.

    NSW Council for Civil Liberties
    http://www.nswccl.org.au
    Especially helpful in the Human Rights topic. It provides information on a broad range of topics, especially linked to human rights abuses (such as Capital punishment)


    Commonwealth Courts

    Australian Industrial Relations Commission
    Australian Industrial Relations Commission website
    This site is extremely useful to students as it features several pages which are aimed at assisting students interested in the work of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

    Family Court of Australia
    Family Court of Australia
    This site is the primary site of the Family Law court of Australia.

    Federal Court of Australia
    Federal Court of Australia homepage
    This site contains information on the Federal Court of Australia. It exercises jurisdiction formerly held in part by the High Court of Australia and the whole of the jurisdiction of the Australian Industrial Court and of the Federal Court of Bankruptcy.

    High Court of Australia
    High Court of Australia
    This site is the primary site of the High Court of Australia which is the highest court in the Australian judicial system.

    NSW Courts

    Supreme Court of NSW
    http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/sc/sc.nsf/pages/index
    This site is the primary site of the Supreme Court of NSW and provides information about the court, its history and Judicial Officers, as well as links to judgments, speeches, and the daily court lists.

    District Court of NSW
    Lawlink NSW: District Court
    This site is the primary site for the District Court of NSW which is the intermediate court in the state of NSW. It deals with criminal cases, civil cases, and Registry Services.

    Local Courts of NSW
    LC - Local Courts Homepage - Lawlink NSW
    This site is the site for local courts of the state of NSW. It provides information about the role of the courts, information for people going to court, as well as access to reports and papers

    Industrial Relations Commission of NSW
    http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlin...ages/irc_index
    This site provides information about the Commission, as well as access to daily court lists, judgments and awards.


    Books


    Rough Deal: your guide to drug laws, by David Heilpern. Redfern Legal Centre, 1998.

    Surviving rape: a handbook about rape for survivors, family, friends and workers. 3rd edition, the Sydney Rape Crisis Centre, Redfern Legal Centre, 1995.

    The Law Handbook: the easy-to-use practical guide to the law in NSW, 7th ed. Redfern Legal Centre, 1999

    Your body, your baby: women's legal rights from conception to birth, Redfern Legal Centre, 1996.

    How do you plead: representing yourself when charged with drink-driving in New South Wales local courts by David Heilpern, Federation Press, 1995.

    The court is open, by Reg Bartley, 4th ed. Redfern Legal Centre, 1996

    Fair Enough, A case book for Legal Studies Students,Derwent B and Parker M: Longman Cheshire, Sydney, 1994.
    Note: this book is out of print, but could be available in some libraries.

    If you are arrested, 6th edition, NSW Council for Civil Liberties: Redfern Legal Centre, 1995.
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    Re: Legal Studies Useful Books & Websites List

    Thanks.

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    Re: Legal Studies Useful Books & Websites List

    Wow that is an extensive list!

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    Re: Legal Studies Useful Books & Websites List

    Does anyone know where I can find the old syllabus, preferably the one relevant to the 2005 HSC...?
    2013 HSC: English Advanced, English X1, English X2, Maths Advanced, Bio, Chem, Legal

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    Re: Legal Studies Useful Books & Websites List

    Do you know which hsc legal studies textbook is the best? I've heard Cambridge is good but there are two types so I'm confused on which one is the best?

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    Re: Legal Studies Useful Books & Websites List

    fun little tests http://www.diegoslaw.com

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