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Types of Legal Materials

Primary legal materials are the written records of the law

  • Legislation
  • Cases 

Secondary legal materials are those materials which are ABOUT the law:

  • Extrinsic legal materials which are documents, defined within a jurisdiction's Interpretation Act, that can be used in court to interpret the meaning and intent of legislation.  These usually consist of Parliamentary debates (Hansard) and Law Reform documents.
  • Books, journals and commentaries which discuss the law
  • Reference tools which help find the law (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, guides and directories).

Murdoch Law Library

Law Library Murdoch
Contact:
Debra Smith

Geoffrey Bolton Library
Level 2 2.032B
(Through the 24/7 Learning Common)
(08) 9360 6283
Subjects:Criminology, Law

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.