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Law in Context

5th Edition





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AUD $120.00 gst included

This foundational student text provides readers with a contextual understanding of the law and the legal system, from the history and evolution of legal concepts to the institutional limitations of law and justice.

Fully revised and restructured, the 5th edition includes:

  • a new chapter on First Nations Peoples, Law and Injustice which covers the Uluru Statement of the Heart, the Voice to Parliament and legal pluralism;
  • an updated chapter on Gender Equality with new material on intersectionality and transgenderism;
  • new discussion questions at the end of each chapter; and,
  • key case studies which illustrate the law in practice.

Foreword by The Honourable Chief Justice Lucy McCallum

Chapter 1 Law’s Philosophical Foundations
Chapter 2 The Rule of Law: Defined, Contested and Reimagined
Chapter 3 First Nations Peoples, Law and Injustice
Chapter 4 Gender Equality
Chapter 5 Access to Justice
Chapter 6 Litigation and the Courts
Chapter 7 Lawyers, Clients and Ethics
Chapter 8 The Politics of Law Making and Implementation
Chapter 9 Law and Regulation
Chapter 10 Future Contexts of Law

Click here for a first look at the new chapter on First Nations Peoples, Law and Injustice from the 5th edition of Law in Context.

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