UNSW Library tools
(See Reading Guides and Tables for other sources!)
the Advanced Legal Research materials site (ALR)
While the ALR course is no longer offered, the supplementary material here is for UNSW students enrolled in the new Moodle-based Legal Research and Writing (LRW) modules. (Others, such as other courses with a research component, are welcome to browse, but some items are inaccessible without access credentials.)
Australian law (inc. LRW component attached to Equity and Trusts (E&T)):
See Moodle for the videos, and
Topics 1-3 in the Reading Guides and Tables here for more detail
(start with 3. Commentary, then 1. Legislation, and 2. Case law).
- Foreign and International law (inc. LRW component attached to Law in the Global Context (LGC)):
See Moodle for the videos, and
Topic 4 in the Guides and Tables here for more detail. [updated 20/2/16]
- The Reading Guide has in depth analysis of the features of major sources, and its Tables can act as a detailed launch pad.
- The Tables, top left, include maps of alternative sources for key collections, and summaries of key techniques or tools, including AGLC.
- The Launchpad, bottom left, helps you jump to key sources.
- Videos of core skills are on Moodle pages, with Quizzes and assignments. These course videos are also accessible from this site as a backup. Best viewed on Moodle, but links here include an embedded browser version which may help with technical issues; and the direct links work better for access via iPad/iPhone.
- The MIRAT problem- solving method explanation is at top left.
- Legal problem-solving advice strategy: see notes at left. This advice given before the old ALR take home exam is applicable for any legal problem solving exercise.
- Review Notes summarise attributes of legal research sources, and how to assess the most efficient options for specific question on a particular day.
Get the Login / password for the Guides and Tables etc. from the Moodle reference page or your LRW teacher. It's NOT zPass!
- No exam: if you are doing LRW modules via Moodle, there is no ALR exam. They are assessed by LRW Assignments on Moodle and by research projects in the substantive course E&T or LGC. See LRW teacher or Moodle for details.
- Check this page for recent updates or corrections: click your browser's Control-Refresh or Shift-Refresh to ensure you grab the latest version, not a cached one.
- Please report bugs and errors - please include referring page URL, link text, and broken URL.
- Trouble logging in to UNSW computers or Library proxy service? Call IT Service desk to ensure your zPass is configured for those services.
David Vaile, or the other LRW teachers or convenor.
These pages were
initially prepared in 2003 by Prof Graham Greenleaf and updated by David Vaile and Alana Maurushat for
UNSW Faculty of Law students studying Advanced Legal Research (which is no longer offered), and the newer Legal Research and Writing modules .
are welcome, but you may not be able to access some materials.
These pages do
provide legal advice and should not be used for that purpose.
to Philip Chung and others at AustLII for technical assistance. Last
at the date of the most recent Notice above.