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Law: Getting Started

Getting Started

About this guide

This guide will help you with:

5 things to get you started...

On-campus assignment support is available to all Business and Law students (drop in, no appointment needed):

Online (MS Teams) / face-to-face / phone appointments:  You can book a 30-minute appointment with a Learning Adviser and/or Librarian - ensure you have your Unit Plan, any other assignment instructions, and your specific queries ready:


  • Academic Skills Library Workshops covering Researching your Assignment, Referencing (APA / AGLC4) and Using EndNote. (These will be held on campus and online).
  • Peer Assistants - just-in-time assistance when you need to know what to do, or where to click, in order to solve any online learning issues as they arise and let you get on with your work.

     Digital Essentials

  • VEEPS: Virtual Peer Support for online learning - just-in-time assistance when you need to know what to do, or where to click, to solve online learning issues and get on with your work.
  • ECU Learning Online (Canvas) - watch the video below:

Upcoming Webinars (free - register to attend)

  • ECU Library Workshop - AGLC4 Legal Citation for Law (2023)
    In this workshop you will learn how to reference using AGLC4, the legal citation style in common use in Australia. You will also learn how to locate AGLC referencing materials and assistance. 







1 March


5.30 – 6.30pm

Register (coming soon)


30 March


12.30 – 1.30pm

Register (coming soon)

  • If you are unable to attend these workshops and require assistance with AGLC4, please email




Mon, 8 August

10.00 - 11.00am

Module 1 - Foundations of Research

Mon, 15 August

10.00 - 11.00am

Module 2 - Developing Research Efficiency

Tues, 16 August

11.00am - 12.00pm

Module 1 - Foundations of Research

Tues, 23 August

1.00 - 2.00pm

Module 2 - Developing Research Efficiency

Weds, 24 August

1.00 – 2.00pm

Module 3 - Strategic Research Skills

Mon, 29 August

12.00 - 1.00pm

Module 3 - Strategic Research Skills


  • Westlaw - videos / webinars
    Watch short video clips or register to attend free online webinars and improve your legal research skills (ongoing).
  • CCH IntelliConnect - Platform Introduction Webinars

Register for a free training session to get started with CCH IntelliConnect.  These introductory sessions will introduce the wide range of practical tools and functionality available. Choose a date from the options below:

  • Details coming soon....


  • New Series of the Queensland Reports (QR)
    Please see the attached PDF letter regarding a change to the Queensland Reports series, from end March 2020.
    The new series will carry the citation abbreviation QR, rather than the current Qd R.

Legal Advice

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre - Joondalup Office
Edith Cowan University
Building 1, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027
Phone: (08) 9440 1663

Findlaw (Australia)
Thomson Reuters directory of lawyers, solicitors and barristers, plus articles and news.