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New to ECU in semester 1, 2019?  

These webinars will help you get started on how to search for information.

    Lexis Advance  now includes is now included on the same platform as Lexis Advance.

LexisNexis AU has moved to a new platform and will now be known as Lexis Advance.  All titles previously held on LexisNexis AU are available from this new platform, including the Lexis Practical Guidance modules.

Need help searching the new platform?  Log into the database, using your ECU details, and view the tutorials provided.

Tips and Useful Books

  • Legal materials are categorised into Primary sources and Secondary sources

  • Primary sources include both legislation and case law

  • Secondary sources include discussions about the law or legal commentary such as books, journal articles, legal encyclopaedia, reports, loose-leaf services and online services
  • Extrinsic Materials will also be referred to in the context of legislation and are used to assist in interpreting legislation.  For example; explanatory memoranda, reports of law reform commissions, parliamentary committee reports and second reading speeches.

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Legal Advice

Joondalup Community Legal Centre at ECU - contact details:

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre - Joondalup Office
Edith Cowan University, Building 1, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA
Ph: (08) 9301 4413
Fx: (08) 9301 4426


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Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Nyoongar people, who are the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs operate.
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Nyoongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.