Case law is law developed by judges in courts. Case law research involves reading legal judgments - understanding the reasons behind a judgment and how the law has been interpreted by the judge. Cases are one of the primary sources of law in common law countries such as Australia.
After completing this module, you should be able to:
Australian case law can be found on the following databases:
The content and functionality across each of the databases varies and depending on the research task, you will need to use multiple databases. You can access these databases via the Law Library website.