Law: Academic staff

Resources for legal research and writing, including guides to broad areas of law.

For Faculty of Law academic staff 

Use this page to access other guides with resources and information for your Law teaching and research. 
Use the other tabs in the Law Resources Library guide to find Legislation, Cases and Commentary

Use the Library homepage to access a wider range of general resources for your teaching and research

Legal education

Legal education & research for Law academics

Keep an eye on this guide for resources about legal education, including scholarly books and journal articles, reports, online resources, blogs and newsfeeds. Sign up to email alerts or follow Twitter for individual journals and blogs, or keep an eye on the feeds coming into the guide.Icon of graduate cap

Stay up-to-date with:

1. Best practice in legal education
2. Innovative teaching practices in law, including blended learning and using digital technology
3. The strategies of law school governance and leadership
4. Mental health strategies in the workplace and the law school
5. Legal industry trends and regulatory changes
6. Research impact and publishing methods and trends.

Find and embed multimedia for teaching

Find & embed Multimedia  video

Go to the our Legal Commentary - Multimedia page to:

  • Listen or look at law podcasts and videos
  • Find videos on Library databases
  • Create clips from videos for teaching
  • Link or embed videos and files into Moodle

New units

Plan a new unit 

Fill in a Library Impact Statement and send it with the New Unit Proposal to Kay Tucker (Law Library Manager).

Contact Dawn Carroll to discuss an online reading list, digitising articles or chapters, or creating links to resources on Library databases for embedding in Moodle.

Talk to the Law team about embedding skills into your unit.

Lecture recordings

Lecture recordings 

Lecture Capture uses Echo360 software to automatically record all lectures and seminars.

You will then need to link your Moodle unit to its Learning Capture section. See these instructions.


Stay connected with social media

Connect with social media  

Take a look at our Social media page for suggestions on who to follow on law blogs and Twitter.

Research impact

Research impact and publishing

The best way to showcase your work and the citations you’ve received, and to make sure your work is easily discoverable, is to set up a Google Scholar  Scholar  Profile. Follow these easy instructions.

“Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that research makes to the economy, society, culture, national security, public policy or services, health, the environment, or quality of life, beyond contributions to academia”  
Australian Research Council

I want to ...

Look at the Law Research impact and publishing page for Law specific information.

Talk to the Law team about your research project.

Citation tracking

Track your citations 


Go to our Citation Tracking for Monash Law Authors guide. 

Law publications are spread across a large number of databases and websites. You will need to search across the major law databases and free sites, and depending on your areas of research, you may also need to search in databases from other disciplines. This guide provides advice and tips on searching a number of these databases and sites.

Set up a profile on Google Scholar to track your citations and receive alerts. 

Stay up-to-date

Be alerted!

New High Court judgments - contact Kay Tucker to be added to the internal email list or sign up for alerts on the HCA website.

Legislation updates - set up alerts for new legislation, amendments or Bills progress on either Lawlex or TimeBase's LawOne. See our Legislation guide for instructions or contact the Law Library team.

Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) - contact Kay Tucker to be added to the Legal Scholarship Network alerts for new papers in your areas of interest.

Alert24 on Westlaw AU - set up alerts in your broad areas of interest or for specific titles, eg, journals such as the Australian Law Journal, or reports such as the CLRs.

Lexis Advance - Setting up Topic Alerts  - take a look at this brief clip (2.19min) from the Lexis Knowledge Network to learn how you can browse to a topic and then create a Topic Alert that will then notify you of any updates or new documents related to that topic.

Journals - set up alerts to new articles in specific journal titles on journal publisher platforms. See our Journals guide for links.