School of law

Law Library

Regarded as one of the best in Australia, Murdoch's Law Library seats over 300 and has more than 80,000 printed volumes with particular strengths in Australian, English, USA, New Zealand and Canadian primary materials and law journals.

Its ever-expanding collection supports the School's research centres, the Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Law Institute and the Asia Pacific Centre for Human Rights and the Prevention of Ethnic Conflict.

The Murdoch University Law Library promotes legal research by providing seamless access to an extensive range of databases via the University Library web pages which supports 24/7, on and off campus access to these essential research resources. Murdoch staff and students have access to many databases including:

  • CCH IntelliConnect,
  • Justis,
  • JustCite,
  • HeinOnline,
  • LexisNexis AU,
  • Lexis.com,
  • Westlaw AU,
  • Thomson Reuters Westlaw,
  • Westlaw UK,
  • Kluwer Arbitration,
  • AGIS Plus Text,
  • Proquest and Oxford Public International Law and Oxford Premium Journals.


A directory of useful free online legal resources is also available and includes databases such as the Federal Register of Legislation, State Law Publisher (WA), Jade, Globalex, AustLII, WorldLII, ComLII and other Legal Information Institute materials.

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