Statutory Interpretation (11292.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter 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.
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PrerequisitesThis 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.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Prof Alison Gerard|
Michelle Sanson, Statutory Interpretation, 2 ed, OUP, 2017.
Dennis Pearce, Statutory Interpretation in Australia, 9th edition, LexisNexis, 2019.
French, The Hon R S, ‘Judicial Activism — the Boundaries of the Judicial Role' (2010) The
Judicial Review 1
Kirby, Michael --- "Statutory Interpretation: The Meaning of Meaning"  MelbULawRw 3; (2011) 35(1) Melbourne University Law Review 113: http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MelbULawRw/2011/3.html
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The presentation component is done in class time, and students must be able to attend for their allocated presentation time.
This unit is run using discussion based pedagogy. There is also a presentation requirement for assessment.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums