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Law Library at Murdoch University: Help & Suggestions

Need Help?

There are a variety of places to get help with your research at Murdoch University.

Take a look at the image to the left to see where to get help with Law and Legal Studies Research.

If you need to speak to the Law Librarian, email LawLibrary@murdoch.edu.au.

Law Library Help Desk

Semester 2 hours:

Monday: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Wednesday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Thursday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Friday: 10.30am -1.30pm

The Law Library Help Desk is located in the Murdoch University Law Library - South Wing Level 3 of the South Street Campus Library.

It is staffed by senior law students who are there to assist with your Library Research Tests and with legal research queries.

Suggestions

Give anonymous feedback about the Law Library, Law Library Subject Guide, Law Library Resources, or Law Library Services:

Please note that we are aware that the Law Library needs more electrical power points and student seating, and are addressing these.

Law & Legal Studies Research Help

The Law Library Subject Guide - Outline

Take a look through:

Legal Research Process - to find help with legal research, how to keep up to date and a number of research topic guides.

Legislation Research -  to find out about the legislative process, the types of legislation, the types of extrinsic materials and how to research these.

Cases Research - to find out about what is case law, how it is structured, how it is reported, how to understand case citations and how to find the full text of a case.

Secondary Materials Research - to find out the distinction between primary and secondary legal materials, how to find journal articles, books, some useful legal dictionaries and encyclopaedias, commentaries, what looseleaf actually is, how to find and use forms and precedents, and legal news.

Legal Citation - to learn how to cite the key primary and secondary legal materials that you will come across in your studies.

Online Lessons - are you about to take a Library Research Test, or do you remember the Quizzes from first year? Take a look here to review the content of your Online Lessons for Legal Citation, Legislation, Case Law and Secondary Materials. Note: Lessons are updated each semester to reflect any database changes.

Training - information about upcoming training sessions from the Law Library and database help and guides.