Free databases – for legal research

Sue Yap and Cath Nolan provide a general overview of the free databases available to Australian law students – Austlii and Jade.

You’ll find even more information in the resources included as part of Legal Research for Australian Law Students.

To get access to the full professional version of send an email from your university account to and tell them that you’re studying law, you’d like full access and when your estimated completion date for your studies is. Or register using the “Register for Free” button on the website and then, once you’re registered, you can “Talk to an Editor”. They’re pretty friendly.

Subscribers to LawStudents.Solutions will have access to additional ‘how to’ videos and cheat sheets that will help you navigate these resources effectively. If you’re interested in becoming a subscriber please contact us.