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Law: Jurisprudence


Legal encyclopaedias summarise aspects of the law, giving you an overview and pointing to important legislation and cases (primary sources). Try searching the Encyclopedias for entries about jurisprudence topics using the search function.

For example

Laws of Australia (Westlaw)

Free Text: "feminism jurisprudence"

Halsbury's Laws of Australia (Lexis Advance)

Search Terms: "legal positivism"


Journal articles are a secondary resource useful for analyses and opinions on legal issues. Below are some of the subject specific journals for Jurisprudence.  Remember, the Journal Databases listed in the Secondary Resources tab are a great place to start your search.

Law Reports

International cases

For sources of International cases, please refer to the International Law Library Guide - Case Law tab.

Case Citators

Don't forget to check the Australian case citators listed below, they are important research tools for finding cases by topic. They will provide references and links to reported and unreported judgments and also indicate relationships between cases, helping determine their precedent value.