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MLL110 Legal Principles and Skills students!

MLL110 Legal Principles and Skills students:

In order to complete Assessments 1 & 2, you need to work through the following three guides/modules:

Researching Case Law
Researching Legislation
Researching Secondary Sources


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This guide will assist you to locate relevant resources for your study and research.  It will give you some guidance about using information sources, and each source's relevance.

Different resources are useful for reading about different types of information.  Legal resources can be divided into two types: primary  and secondary.

Primary sources are the actual text of the law, that is, legislation and case law, as created by the parliaments and the courts.

Secondary sources are the tools that assist you in locating and understanding the relevant primary sources. They include:

  • textbooks
  • library catalogues
  • legal dictionaries
  • legal encyclopedias
  • journal articles
  • indexes to journal articles

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These guides have been designed to assist you with accessing a range of resources within the Deakin University Library, and developing your legal research skills.


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