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Cambridge Legal Studies - Preliminary Second Edition


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Cambridge Legal Studies 2nd Edition combines information on all aspects of the law with superior exam preparation in an accessible and student-friendly resource package.

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PDF Textbook chapters

Preliminary pages

Chapter 1 - Basic legal concepts

Chapter 2 - Sources of contemporary Australian law

Chapter 3 - Classification of law

Chapter 4 - Law Reform

Chapter 5 - Law reform in action

Chapter 6 - Your rights and responsibilities

Chapter 7 - Resolving disputes

Chapter 8 - Contemporary issues: The individual and technology

Chapter 9 - Children and young people

Chapter 10 - Women

Chapter 11 - The Bali bombings

Chapter 12 - The Port Arthur massacre

Chapter 13 - Mohamed Haneef

Chapter 14 - Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMCGs)

Chapter 15 - File sharing and digital copyright

Chapter 16 - Drug testing

Answers, Glossary and Index


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