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Law Books for Libraries recommended list - list of titles

List of titles: August 2018

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 However, please ensure all out of date titles or editions are withdrawn and discarded, as advised by LIAC.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: an integrated approach. 2nd ed 

Author Bruce, Alex Book cover showing a white bird
Publisher LexisNexis
Date 2017
ISBN 9780409343809
Price $109.00
Summary Covers animal law in history, animals as assistants, companion animals, animals as entertainment, cruelty, animals as food, and animals and science. 
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 $150.95
Summary Contains chapters on all aspects of business law, including contract, consumer law, competition law, business structures, partnerships, banking, and insurance.

Australian master tax guide. 62nd ed

Publisher CCH Australia Book cover showing tall glass office building
Date 2018
ISBN 9781925554823
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. 4th ed

Author Cullen, Bridget Book cover showing the words civil procedure
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2018
ISBN 9780455241074
Price $37.00
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 $37.00
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 law in Australia. 3rd ed

Author White, Ben; McDonald, Fiona and Willmott, Lindy Book cover showing different coloured liquids in test tubes
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2018
ISBN 9780455238753
Price $155.00
Summary Covers a wide range of topics including medical ethics, negligence, consent to medical treatment, confidentiality, privacy and medical research.

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
Note New edition due in 2019
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 $37.00
Summary An introduction to the key principles of public international law.
Note Useful for students

International law of human rights. 2nd ed

Author McBeth, Adam; Nolan, Justine and Rice, Simon Book cover showing the words the international law of human rights
Publisher Oxford University Press
Date 2017
ISBN 9780190304249
Price $114.95
Summary Topics discussed include state sovereignty, sexual orientation and gender identity rights, environmental rights, armed conflict, and terrorism .
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.

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
Note New edition due early 2019
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.

Sports  law. 3rd ed

Author Thorpe, David et al Book cover showing a cyclist
Publisher Oxford University Press
Date 2018
ISBN 9780190309855
Price $119.95
Summary Provides an overview of the law that governs sporting activities in Australia. It covers areas including tort, criminal liability, contract, intellectual property, marketing, trade, and competition and highlights key issues such as concussion, gambling, governance, and doping.

Tourism and hospitality law in Australia

Author Hanna, Jennifer and Kairouz, Loranes Book cover showing a beach towel on sand
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2018
ISBN 9780455237107
Price $118.00
Summary An easy to understand guide to the major laws applicable to the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics covered include consumer claims, negligence, contract law, consumer protection, and a discussion of the laws applying to service providers including travel intermediaries, carriers, accommodation and food and beverage providers, attractions and recreational services.
Note Useful for students

 

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

 

Note: Prices are correct at the date of publication of this list. Please check with the publishers for all current pricing.