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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 Librarian and/or a Learning Adviser - ensure you have your Unit Plan, any other assignment instructions, and your specific queries ready:


  • Academic Skills Workshops covering Researching for your Assignment and Referencing (APA / AGLC4). 
    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 (Sem 2, 2024)
    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. 

WEEK

DATE

DAY

TIME

LOCATION

2

31 July

Wednesday

5.00 – 6.00pm

Register (coming soon)

6

29 August

Thursday

12.30 – 1.30pm

Register
(coming soon)

  • If you are unable to attend these workshops and require assistance with AGLC4, please email library@ecu.edu.au
  • You can watch a recording of the workshop - click the link and go to Referencing for Law


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

Register for a free training session to get started with CCH iKnowConnect.  These introductory sessions will introduce the wide range of practical tools and functionality available on the CCH iKnowConnect platform.


  • JADE (free open law resource - e.g. for locating unreported judgments)
    Click to see the live online training schedule, including:
    • Introducing JADE - a tour of JADE and the basics of searching, saving and sharing.
    • Getting Savvy with JADE - take your legal research skills to the next level with JADE's intermediate training. 
    • Jasmine (new) - ask Jasmine a question and you will be shown passages from judgments with answers, and a supercharged starting point to continue your legal research journey from within JADE

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.