The New Lawyer, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9780730363446

Shortlisted in the 2019 Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA) for best Blended Learning Title (print and digital) in Tertiary Teaching and Learning

The New Lawyer has been updated to ensure that first year law students do not feel overwhelmed by the transition to law school. With updates in the content and statistics, this new edition has been written in an easy-to-read style specifically with students in mind. This book addresses the law Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) and outlines what students should know, understand and be able to do at the conclusion of their first year of study.

Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code included, this title enables you to master concepts and succeed in assessment by taking the roadblocks out of self-study, with features designed to get the most out of learning.

You can expect components like expert insight videos from practitioners that help what you’re learning with real-world local cases, animations and interactivities that are embedded at the point of learning to bring course concepts to life, Concept Check questions are found throughout the text and provide instant feedback and reinforce the concepts you’re learning about in the text, and ensuring students get to have the best of both worlds, with the ability to switch between reading something tangible and studying with online (or offline!) learning resources, through the ability to search, highlight and take notes within the text for more efficient study.


  • Our text has been designed with a ‘transitional pedagogy’ to assist students with a successful transition to legal learning.
  • Our text provides a structured approach to delivering on the law TLOs. Co-author Professor Rachael Field is an expert in this field and was one of the academics that drafted the law TLOs.
  • The interactive eBook supports you by providing practice and feedback at the point of learning.
Nickolas James
Rachael Field
Jackson Walkden-Brown
Part One: Knowing
Chapter 1. The life of a lawyer
Chapter 2. Fundamental legal concepts
Chapter 3. A history of Australian law
Chapter 4. The Australian legal system
Chapter 5. The sources of law in Australia

Part Two: Doing
Chapter 6. Legal research skills
Chapter 7. Interpretation skills
Chapter 8. Thinking skills
Chapter 9. Communication and collaboration skills
Chapter 10. Self-management skills

Part Three: Being
Chapter 11. Being realistic
Chapter 12. Being committed to justice
Chapter 13. Being ethical
Chapter 14. Being future-ready

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Interactive E-Text: 9780730358855
Full Colour Printed Textbook with Interactive E-Text Code: 9780730363446