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Secondary Sources in Law : Other Useful Resources

This guide contains resources and guidance to help students find secondary legal materials.

Other useful resources


Websites, blogs and podcasts can be great sources for information on the latest trends and developments in your discipline area.


These websites may help you to stay up-to-date on what's happening around the world on issues relating to your discipline area: 

Australian Websites

International Websites


Law blogs are a useful place to gather a range of opinions and commentary around legal issues of the day. There are a great many blogs written on all kinds of issues and aspects of law, so feel free to search beyond the selection below.

Australian Blogs

International Blogs


Listening to podcasts is an easy way of staying abreast with latest trends and developments on your chosen topic.

Australian Podcasts

International Podcasts

Patents & standards


Patents are a form of intellectual property that govern the rights to an invention that is new and useful. A patent is a legally enforceable right to commercially exploit the invention for the life of the patent.

Standards are a set of agreed upon guidelines around the adoption of a certain process, service or technology. Some standards necessitate the use of a patented technology, which may involve a licensing agreement for a technology or process.

Existing within areas of intellectual property, patents and standards are particularly relevant to lawyers.