There are countless textbooks on any given area of law. While the assigned textbooks are chosen for good reason, alternative textbooks that can enhance your understanding of specific cases or topics are available. Some of the facilitators have found the following textbooks useful, however, bear in mind that your professor may disagree with the conclusions of these books. It is important to remember that that only the assigned readings are examinable. Do not cite these textbooks in an exam – it will not get you any extra marks.
- Judith Bannister [et al.], Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law (2015)
High Use, KM 326 BANN Recommended by one of the admin law lecturers.
The books below offer useful advice for approaching statutory interpretation:
- Michelle Sanson, Statutory Interpretation (2012)
UniM Law, KL 35 K1 SANS
Great, clear explanations of the principles of statutory interpretation, accompanied by practical exercises.
- DC Pearce and RS Geddes, Statutory Interpretation in Australia (2014)
UniM Law High Use, KL 35 K1 PEAR
A more advanced approach to statutory interpretation. Excellent for clearing up the basic principles.
These recommended texts are included in the Trusts Reading Guide (2016).
- H Ford and WA Lee (eds), Law of Trusts (Thomson Reuters,) (this is the leading Australian loose-leaf service, also available at Westlaw AU, which can be accessed via the library website)
- MW Bryan and VJ Vann, Equity and Trusts in Australia (Cambridge University Press, 2012) UniM Law High Use KN 200 K1 BRYA
- JD Heydon and MJ Leeming (eds), Cases and Materials on Equity and Trusts (8th edition, Butterworths, 2011) (a casebook with detailed commentary) UniM Law High Use KN 200 K1 HEYD
- GE Dal Pont, (ed), Equity and Trusts: Commentary and Materials (6th edition, Lawbook Company, 2015) (a casebook with detailed commentary) UniM Law High Use KN 201 KL DAL
- GE Dal Pont, Equity and Trusts in Australia (6th edition, Lawbook Company, 2015) (a textbook complementing the Dal Pont casebook) UniM Law High Use KN 210 K1 DAL
- JD Heydon and MJ Leeming (eds), Jacobs’s Law of Trusts in Australia (7th edition, Butterworths, 2006) (a leading Australian textbook) UniM Law High Use KN 201 K1 HEYD
- JD Heydon, MJ Leeming and PG Turner(eds), Meagher, Gummow and Lehane’s Equity Doctrines and Remedies (5th edition, Butterworths, 2014) (a leading, but controversial, textbook on equity in Australia) UniM Law High Use KN 200 K1 MEAG
- PW Young, C Croft and ML Smith, On Equity (Lawbook Co, 2009) (an important contribution to the scholarly literature on equity) UniM Law KN 200 K1 YOUN
- Sarah Joseph and Melissa Castan, Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View (2014)
UniM Law High Use KM 76 JOSE
A very clear, very useful book.
- Peter Hanks, Frances Gordon and Graeme Hill, Constitutional Law in Australia (2012)
UniM Law High Use KM 76 HANK
This book contains great explanations of judicial power and the corporations power.
- N C Seddon, R A Bigwood and M P Ellinghaus, Cheshire and Fifoot Law of Contract (2012)
UniM Law High Use, KN 10 K1 CHES
This is a seminal textbook on contracts. It may also have some application to Obligations.
Principles of Public Law
- Gabrielle Appleby, Alexander Reilly and Laura Grenfell, Australian Public Law (2014)
UniM Law High Use, KM 26 APPL
This book offers a very useful explanation of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights.
- Sam Blay, Ryszard Piotrowicz and Martin Tsamenyi (eds), Public International Law: An Australian Perspective (2005)
UniM Law High Use, KC 80 BLAY
- David Clark, Principles of Australian Public Law (2010)
UniM Law High Use, KM 26 CLAR
Clarifies a lot of issues around the role of the judiciary.
- Brendan Edgeworth [et al.], Sackville and Neave Australian Property Law (2013)
UniM Law High Use, KN 50 K1 SACK
- Robert Chambers, An Introduction to Property Law in Australia (2013) UniM Law High Use KN 50 K1 CHAM