The New Lawyer, Foundations of Law, 1st Edition

ISBN: 9780730363507

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The new edition of James’ The New Lawyer: Foundations of Law has been written for first year Australian law students to make the transition to law not feel so overwhelming. The book addresses the law threshold learning outcomes (TLOs), and outlines what you should know, understand and be able to do after 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.

Key Features

  • 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.
  • Our interactive eBook supports you by providing practice and feedback at the point of learning.
Wiley Interactive E-Text
Wiley Interactive E-Text
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Practitioner Videos
Practitioner Videos

Video insights from high-profile practitioners help students connect course concepts with real-world local cases


Animations and interactivities embedded at the point of learning bring course concepts to life

Concept Check questions
Concept Check questions

Students can test their comprehension and get instant feedback with interactive Concept Check questions, embedded at the point of learning.

Search, highlight and annotate
Search, highlight and annotate

Interactive textbook lets students search, highlight and take notes within the text for efficient study

Nick James
Rachael Field
Jackson Walkden-Brown
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

Chapter 6 Legal research skills

Chapter 7 Interpretation skills

Chapter 8 Thinking skills

Chapter 9 Communication and collaborating skills

Textbook with Interactive E-Text Code: 9780730363507
Interactive E-Text: 9780730358916
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