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Title Legal institutions and method / selections and editing by John Pyke and Alastair MacAdam
Edition Second edition
Published Chatswood, NSW : LexisNexis Butterworths, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  KL 26 Mac/Lia 2004  AVAILABLE
 MELB  KL 26 Mac/Lia 2004  Unavailable C19
Description ix, 301 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Pt. 1 - Business law of Australia -- 1. The sources of law in Australia -- 2. Creation of the Commonwealth -- 3. the Courts -- Pt. 2 - Statutes -- 1. preliminary -- 2. Extrinsic materials - part 1 -- 3. Intrinsic material -- 4. Commencement Acts -- 5. Synactical presumptions -- 6. Aids to the meaning of words -- 10. Rules for the interpretation of particular types of Acts/Provisions -- 12. General approaches to interpretation -- Pt. 3 - judicial reasoning and the doctorine of precedent -- in Australia -- 3. Understanding precedents: of facts, decisions, ratios and dicta -- 4. The doctorine of precedent - Context, overview and terminology -- 5. The general principle and some complications -- 6. the privy council -- 7. ̀Presuasive' decisions -- 8. Previous decisions of the same court -- 9. Majority decisions and equally divided courts -- 10. Practical distinctions between ratio and obiter -- 14. Similarity and difference : distinguishing precedents and extending them by analogy -- 15. ̀Explaining' precedent cases - or reinterpreting them? -- 16. Principles in the law : the pursuit of coherence and the derivation of law and morality -- 17. ̀Policy' arguments : evaluating consequences -- 19. Values in judge-made law : law as selectively applying ethics -- 20. Consequences - For political and legal theory, the study of law, and legal practice
Summary "This book will help law students to gain an understanding of the Australian legal system and how parliaments and the courts make laws. The title contains selected extracts providing coverage of the sources of law in Australia ; the court structure ; the approaches, assumptions and techniques of interpreting legislation ; the doctine of precedent, and a study of the kinds of reasoning used by judges when they interpret and create new precedents." - back cover
Notes "Designed to meet the needs of first year law students studying the legal system or anyone interested in knowing more about the subject"--Cover
Previous ed.: Butterworths, 2001
Prepared for students undertaking the Queensland University of Technology first year subject, Legal institutions and method
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience For tertiary students
Subject Law -- Australia.
Statutes -- Australia.
Stare decisis -- Australia.
Author MacAdam, Alastair I.
Pyke, John, 1940-
ISBN 0409321575 paperback