PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF 5 JULY THE WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL – WE CANNOT TAKE ANY MORE REGISTRATIONS.
An Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Research
The introduction to the legal system will include an overview of our English common law roots, the Commonwealth Constitution, how Commonwealth laws and the laws of the eight states and territories work and interact within our federal system, our court hierarchy, and how international law and treaties are incorporated into domestic Australian law. Research skills will include case law, legislation and secondary sources, with a focus on open access resources.
This workshop is aimed at librarians from other jurisdictions and Australian librarians new to law librarianship.
The workshop will be run by two experienced law librarians and legal researchers, with many years of teaching experience: Fiona MacDowall from the University of Melbourne Law School, and Larissa Reid from the New South Wales Law Courts Library.
Date: Sunday 27th October
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Preston-Stanley Room, NSW Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street
Refreshments will be provided.
Places are limited to 25 participants, so register early!
Participants will be met outside Parliament House by a member of the Local Planning Committee at 1.20pm and escorted in.