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Statutory Interpretation (11292.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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    This statutory interpretation unit builds on the knowledge, research and analytical skills taught in the Foundations of Law and Justice unit. It has a particular focus on general rules of interpretation, problem-solving and interpretive techniques, but allows for a particular focus on reflective and critical analysis of the jurisprudence of the Australian High Court.

    This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.

    Learning Outcomes

    After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Explain and analyse legislative process and the types, structure and components of legislation;

    2. Use appropriate legal research techniques to locate a legislative provision relevant to solve a legal problem;

    3. Apply general principles of statutory interpretation to solving legal problems;

    4. Identify, interpret and apply various aids to statutory interpretation; and

    5. Solve an interpretive problem and use critical analysis, evaluation and written communication skills to give a reasoned opinion as to the appropriate meaning of a legislative provision.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    One 3 hour seminar on campus per week.


    This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws course.

    Students must have passed 36 credit points of study including 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.



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