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Legal Research Basics

How to create legal alerts 

Listed below is a selection of resources you can access to create your own email alerts to legal content.  Contact your Business & Law Liaison Librarian for further assistance.

Legislation alerts

Lawlex Premium - [Deakin subscriber access only] To create your own email alerts: Click on the 'Sign In as' button to begin creating your own account. Fill in the short form then save. Choose the 'user Profile' tab to update your alert profile. Access via the Library's A-Z databases link for Lawlex Premium.

Federal Register of Legislation - Sign up for a free My Account for an online account to receive email notification updates or changes to Commonwealth law based on your preferences. Once you have activated your account, you can access and update your account information at any time.

Cases alerts

BarNet Jade - Register for a free My Jade account to create subject or jurisdiction specific alerts which can be emailed on a daily basis.

High Court judgments - Register to subscribe to receive email alerts to judgment delivery notification, judgment summaries and the Overseas Decisions Bulletin.

Federal Court judgments - Register to subscribe to received daily email alerts of new judgments.

Journals alerts

WestlawAU Journals Talk - [Deakin subscriber access only] Select from the list of WestlawAU journal titles to receive new table of contents email alerts. Access the full text of the journals via the Library's A- Z databases link for the WestlawAU database.

Cambridge Journal alerts - [Deakin subscriber access only] Register for a free email account with Cambridge Core. Go to the Journals List. Click on All Subjects to Browse to Law titles. Click on the Alert symbol to subscribe to new issues alerts. Access the full text of the journals via the Library's A-Z databases link for Cambridge Journals Online.

Oxford Journals alerts - [Deakin subscriber access only] Register for a free account with Oxford Journals. Go to the Oxford Journals page and click on Journals by Subject and select Law. Open the most recent issue for the journal title, and then on the right side of the screen you will see an option to register for email alerts. Access the full text of the journals via the Library's A-Z databases link for Oxford Journals Online.

Legal & News alerts

Lawyers Weekly - Lawyer Weekly provides news, analysis and legal opinions of the Australian legal system. Register to receive daily email alerts.

The Conversation - Australian platform of news and analysis including legal news. Sign up as a reader to receive daily email alerts.

APO: Analysis and Policy Observer - APO makes public policy research visible, discoverable and usable.Subscribe for regular updates. Upload and publish reports, papers, data and more. Search the APO database.

Radio National Law Report Podcast - RSS feeds available.

LexisNexis Practical Guidance Round-up [subscription service only] Email current awareness updates subscriptions are available for the following LexisNexis Practical Guidance Practice Areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporations
  • Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property

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