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- 21st February Lecture 3
Introduction to Legal Research Skills
>What is law
>Remember about the task
>Antony Bradney and How to study law - read this!!
- 15th to the 29th of March complete (5 hours)
Quiz is worth 10%
Primary sources= legislation/case law the law itself= tell us what the law is
Secondary sources= textbooks, commentary, articles. Like a judge who has written about the law
Legal information- interlinked
- Legislation law of NZ/ can also be statues, laws parliament passes
- Case law- decisions of courts and the judges have printed the decision
- Books about the law
- Journal articles about the law
- Legal encyclopaedias
- Legal dictionaries… the NZ Law Dictionary
Is the law itself
Legislation/Acts/Statutes/Cases/Judgments (no E for law)
Always start with books and legal encyclopaedia
Make sure to research with the right books
Footnotes give you reference to legislation and case study (find in books)
Find more books and journal articles
Also read journal articles (they can contrast, articles agree/disagree)
New Zealand Law: Foundations and Method 2nd edition
>NZ footnote style, citations- find different sources from the footnotes
C v Holland= "C and Holland"
>Find the table of statues and regulations + table of cases
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