Australian Law Dictionary

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Oxford University Press, 2010 - Law - 676 pages
Written by academics, practitioners and legal writers in their areas of subject expertise, The Australian Law Dictionary is a key reference for those who need familiarity with, and knowledge of, Australian legal terms most commonly encountered when studying law and in the profession.

Clear, relevant and well-pitched definitions explain the meaning of Australian legal terms and for those interested in contextualising these terms further and exploring legal concepts in more depth, more information and detailed in-text cross references are provided.

With a focus on the Priestley 11, the Australian Law Dictionary has been built from the ground up and 'mapped' around 25 key legal subject areas to ensure comprehensive coverage of core legal content. This holistic approach to the development of the dictionary means readers are provided with a scaffold on to which to attach their knowledge. They are encouraged to learn the meaning of a particular term, link it with any related concepts, and to locate it within the larger body of law.

The Australian Law Dictionary is specifically designed to build legal knowledge and continues the tradition of accurate, authoritative and quality dictionaries published by Oxford University Press Australia.

About the author (2010)

Trisha Mann has a BA and an LLB from the Australian National University, and a Graduate Diploma in editing and publishing from RMIT, and in Managing Legal Organisations from the University of Melbourne. She is currently undertaking a PhD in judicial education at the University of Melbourne.

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