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Subject Guide - Legal Studies Stage 6

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Guide to resources through St Clare's College Library available for Prelim & HSC Legal Studies

Guide to resources through St Clare's College Library available for Prelim & HSC Legal Studies

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  • 1. St Clare’s College, Waverley SUBJECT Guide LEGAL STUDIES: PRELIM & HSC RESOURCES Printed Resources HOT TOPICS – A series of legal topics written in plain English. Published four times a year in an area of law that is subject to recent changes and current debate. They are written by experts in the field and each issue includes case studies and contacts. Location: Reference Section. Issues available in the Library include: o Human Rights o Prisoners o Domestic Violence o Health and the Law o International Law o Online Issues (PDF) available at http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/hot_topics/ (2006 – last year) http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/liac/hot_topic/hottopic/ (1998 -2005) and include: o Domestic Violence (2008, Issue 66) o Same Sex Families (2005, Issue 53) o Australian Legal System (2007, Issue 60) o Bill of Rights (2005, Issue 54) o Drugs and the Law (2006, Issue 59) o Juvenile Justice (2004, Issue, 49) o Sentencing (2005, Issue 55) o How do HOT TOPICS fit into the Legal Studies syllabus? http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/hot_topics/pdf/legalsyllabus.pdf PAMPHLET BOXES - The boxes contain recent newspaper articles on various subject areas. Updated monthly. Relevant boxes include: o Gender issues o Aboriginal Peoples o Crime & Punishment o Australia – Social Life & Customs o Civil Rights o Women o Family Relations o Australia - History o Community Organisations o Human Rights o Social Conditions Page 1 Last updated: Nov. 13, 09 If you have a request for a resource, please inform Library Staff.
  • 2. St Clare’s College, Waverley SUBJECT Guide HSC COLLECTION o The new ‘09 edition of ‘The Law Handbook: Your Practical Guide to Law in NSW’ is now available for overnight loan. Also available online – Ask Library Staff. o Study guides include Heinemann, Excel, Macquarie, Dot Point and Leading Edge - two week loan. Location: HSC Section. NON-FICTION – Books for Legal Studies can be found in the 340s area in the nonfiction section and include: o 340 – Theory of Law o 342 – Constitutional and administrative law o 343 – Tax, trade and industrial law o 344 – Social, education, cultural, labour law o 345 – Criminal law o 346 – Private law incl. Family law o 347 – Civil procedures and courts o 348 – Laws (statutes), regulations, cases o 349 – Law of specific jurisdictions and socioeconomic areas Online Resources WEBSITES (Excellent sites) o St Clare’s Library on Delicious: Web resources for Legal Studies found under the Legal_Studies_HSC tag bundle http://delicious.com/stclareslibrary/bundle:Legal_Studies_HSC o Legal Information Access Centre for Students: http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/students_teachers/research_guide.cfm o LIAC Crime Library: a guide about well know crimes that have gone to court http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/students_teachers/pdf/liac_crime_libr ary.pdf o Student Resources from Lawlink NSW: excellent resources covering The Australian Legal System (Unit 1 Prelim), Crime & Justice (Focus Study: Crime HSC), Human Rights (Unit 2 HSC), Women and the Law( Unit 3 , Prelim): http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/lawlink_libraries/ll_libraries.nsf/pages/ LL_Students_centre_index Page 2 Last updated: Nov. 13, 09 If you have a request for a resource, please inform Library Staff.
  • 3. St Clare’s College, Waverley SUBJECT Guide o Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOSCAR): http://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/bocsar/ll_bocsar.nsf/pages/bocsar_topics o Australian Institute of Criminology: http://www.aic.gov.au/ o Australian Law – National Library of Australia’s subject guide: http://www.nla.gov.au/oz/law.html o AustLII – publishes public legal information including legislation and court judgments. http://www.austlii.edu.au/ ONLINE DATABASES: Get access to a wide coverage of full text legal journals and newspaper articles. Coverage ranges from 1990 – current. o AGIS Plus – Subject coverage includes all aspects of law across Australia, NZ and Asia Pacific region. Access to full text law journals including UNSW Law Journal, Alternative Law Journal, Aust. Environmental Law Review, Aust. Journal of Law and Society: http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/databases/athome.cfm choose AGIS Plus from list. o Proquest ANZ Newstand: http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/databases/athome.cfm choose Proquest ANZ Newstand form list. Access: Access is through SLNSW card available for FREE Apply Online at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/system/forms/selfreg.html . Ask Library staff for details. How to use: Ask Library Staff. Check pages 3-6 of the online guide http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/students_teachers/pdf/got_a_scho ol_assessment_task.pdf o AustLII Legal Scholarship Library – Over 45 journals available but not easy to search. Ask Library staff for help. http://www.austlii.edu.au/forms/search1.html - make sure you highlight the ‘All Journals Database’ from AustLII database list. Page 3 Last updated: Nov. 13, 09 If you have a request for a resource, please inform Library Staff.
  • 4. St Clare’s College, Waverley SUBJECT Guide Audio Visual Resources Check Clickview for the following senior secondary videos: o A Day in Court o Democracy and the Role of the Individual o Evaluating the Legal System o Law, Justice and Society: The Changing Nature of Law All Clickview programs available from your computer desktop. Other Resources St Clare’s College ‘Guide to Referencing Assessment Tasks’ is available in Library where you sign in and in Yr 11 & 12 Student Resources area on the Mezzanine Level. Page 4 Last updated: Nov. 13, 09 If you have a request for a resource, please inform Library Staff.

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