Answered By: The Library, University of Notre Dame Australia Last Updated: Jun 24, 2020 Views: 152
When you have been asked to explain the importance and implications of an Australian legal case you need to:
- Find the case in a report series. Use either:
- Westlaw AU
- Lexis Advance
- Find a general overview discussing why the case is important. Look up references to the case in Australian legal encyclopaedias such as:
- Laws of Australia on Westlaw AU
- Halsburys Laws of Australia on Lexis Advance
- Find journal articles to support your analysis and to cite in your report:
- In Lexis Advance or Westlaw AU, search for the case and articles discussing the case.
- Search Summon for the case citation - it includes many, but not all, legal journals.
Note: Do not stop at the overview/encyclopedia stage. To adequately analyze a case you need to look at journal articles that discuss it.
For hints about these and other resources, please refer to our Law Subject Guide.