Statutory Interpretation (11292.1)
|Level:||Advanced Unit Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||School of Law & Justice|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR Benedict SHEEHY (Ph: +61 2 62015770 ) ON-CAMPUS
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.
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.
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.
- ARSC03 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws
- MGSC03 Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Laws
- MGSC01 Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws
- ARSC02 Bachelor of Communication and Media/ Bachelor of Laws
- NPSC02 Bachelor of Forensic Studies/ Bachelor of Laws
- SCB101 Bachelor of Laws
- SCAR03 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Design
- SCSC02 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Laws
- SCSC01 Bachelor of Science in Psychology/ Bachelor of Laws
- NPSC01 Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Laws