Statutory Interpretation PG (11462.1)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra Law School|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR Maree SAINSBURY (Ph: +61 2 62015797 ) ON-CAMPUS
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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 be co-taught with an undergraduate 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 solving a complex legal problem;
3. Apply 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.
Three hours of seminar/s on campus per week.
This unit is only available to students in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws or Master of Legal Studies courses.
Students must have passed 24 credit points of prior Law study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, including unit 11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G (or equivalent).
Successful completion of this unit requires an understanding of the Australian legal system.