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Security Science: Legal

Legal research - what you need to know

Legal materials are categorised into Primary and Secondary sources:

  1. Primary sources are legislation and case law;

  2. Secondary sources include discussions about the law or legal commentary such as books, journal articles, legal encyclopedia, reports, loose-leaf services and online services.

Further information is available on the Law LibGuide.

Legal cases

Unreported judgments are handed down by the court and are unreported versions of Australian cases can be found at Austlii, which is freely available.


ECU library also subscribes to the caselaw databases Legal Online and LexisNexis, which you can use while you are enrolled at the university.



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