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Law

Resources for legal research, writing and referencing.

Welcome to the Law guide

This guide provides a starting point for accessing the many resources available for Law.

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Lexis Advance webinars for Curtin Law students

To improve your skills with online legal research, Curtin Law students have the opportunity to take part in a series of webinars run by Lexis Advance this semester. 

There are three levels to choose from that cover the Foundations of ResearchDeveloping Research Efficiency and Strategic Research Skills.

There are multiple dates for each level of webinar you can choose to attend, and you may sign up for one date for each level.

Level 1: Foundations of Research

This session provides an orientation of Lexis Advance along with introductory tips for research efficiency. Learn how to make the most of the big red search box and quickly narrow down in your search results. Discover search strategies for finding cases, legislation, and encyclopaedic works and the value of each content type.

Level 2: Developing Research Efficiency

This session takes you through how to work more efficiently using Lexis Advance. The focus of the session will be on refreshing existing knowledge, improving efficiency on Lexis Advance through specific advanced search forms, a look into the impact of Boolean connectors on searching, and collaboration and automation tools.

Level 3: Strategic Research Skills

This session will take you through how you can effectively map out a search strategy before you begin your search to reduce the amount of time you spend researching.  The session will focus on a four step process which can be used for all online research and a structure which can be used to document the research undertaken.

To see available dates and to register, please visit the news and events page here.

Having problems logging into Lexis Advance?

There appears to be an intermittent problem with logging into Lexis Advance. This has been reported to Curtin's Digital Technology Solutions. Until this is fixed you should be able to successfully log in by changing your web browser. If this does not resolve the problem please get in contact with us at Library-BusinessandLaw@curtin.edu.au. We apologise for this inconvenience.

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Free legal resources for internship students

Are you going out on placement? Did you know that Curtin Library's subscription content can only be used for study and research, and not for commercial purposes. This means you will not be able to use Curtin Library's subscriptions for the business purposes of your placement however there are many free online legal resources that you can use.

Get your free subscription to Jade Professional!

Jade offers a paid subscription service to Jade Professional which provides you with advanced legal research tools such as visualisations of case law and legislation, email alerts, document checking to confirm and analyse your citations, and the ability to share and collaborate online.

Curtin law students are eligible for a free subscription to Jade Professional. Using your Curtin email account simply email help@jade.io to request this. If you have any problems please email the Faculty Librarian, Law on Library-BusinessandLaw@curtin.edu.au