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Law

A guide to Australian legal research resources

Where to find books in the Law Library

Textbooks are located on Level 2 of the Law Library.

Searching the ANU Library Catalogue

A catalogue search will help you find relevant books on a particular topic. Use a keyword search to combine search terms together. Use AND between search terms to narrow your search by combining terms together. Use OR to broaden your search to combine synonyms and alternative terms.

Below are some broad keyword searches for a range of legal topics and areas. Add additional terms to these searches to return more specific results:

Jurisprudence

Comparative Law

Public International Law

Human Rights Law

Common Law

Common Law - Public Law

Common Law - Private Law

Call Numbers in the Law Library

Law Library textbooks are classified using the Moys classification scheme - call numbers starting with K.

The exceptions to this are criminology books, which can be found under the Library of Congress classification number range HV6006-HV9960, some political science and public administration books found at JA-JS, some immigration books at JV, and some international relations books which are classified at JX-JZ.

Textbooks held by the Law Library without specific legal content are classified using the Library of Congress scheme and are found at A-J or L-Z.

Browse the shelves using these call numbers:

K REFERENCE WORKS KM COMMON LAW - TREATISES - PUBLIC LAW
K28 Indexes, abstracts KM76 Australian constitutional law
K110 Abbreviation and citation guides KM208 Equal opportunities, discrimination
K150 Legal directories KM208.431 Indigenous peoples
  KM300 Administrative law
KA JURISPRUDENCE KM336 Taxation law
KA10 General works KM500 Criminal law
KA20 Legal concepts KM570 Criminal justice system and procedure
KA35 Justice KM587 Sentencing
KA40 Legal theories  
KA60 Sociology of Law KN COMMON LAW - TREATISES - PRIVATE LAW
  KN10 Contract
KB GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW KN30 Tort
KB15 Biography, memoirs KN50 Property
KB65 Famous trials, popular accounts KN94 Environmental law
KB100 Comparative law KN96 Planning
  KN111 Intellectual property
KC INTERNATIONAL LAW KN120 Inheritance and succession
KC100 Public international law KN152.2 Women and law
KC200 Human rights KN170 Family law
KC210 International criminal law KN176 Children
KC2000 Private international law KN185 Law and medicine
  KN190 Employment law
KL COMMON LAW - TREATISES - GENERAL KN200 Equity
KL26 Australian legal system KN250 Business law
KL40 Dictionaries KN261 Corporation law
KL82 Legal ethics KN266 Trade practices
KL93 Advocacy KN280 Sale of goods
KL133 Legal Skills KN284 Consumer protection
KL155 Legal research KN300 Banking and finance
KL161 Law reform KN350 Procedure
KL401 English legal history KN390 Evidence
KL416 Australian legal history KN395.1 Remedies
  KN298.6 Dispute resolution
   
  KT ASIAN LAW
 

Note: Chinese, Japanese & Korean (CJK)

language law material is located in the Menzies Library.

   
  KW EUROPEAN COMMUNITY LAW

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