Credit points: 15
Statutory interpretation is the branch of law governing the determination by the courts of the legal meaning and effect of legislation. This unit examines the law and practice of statutory interpretation systematically and in depth. The concepts, interpretative criteria, and techniques of the common law are examined together with federal and state interpretation legislation. In addition to developing students' skills in interpreting legislation, the subject also develops skills in legal research, in the drafting of legal instruments, and in writing legal opinions.
FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
Subject Co-ordinatorJeffrey Barnes
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Incompatible subjects LAW3ASI
Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Statutory Interpretation Supplementary Materials, relevant year||Prescribed||J Barnes||LA TROBE UNIVERSITY|
|Readings||Understanding Common Law Legislation: Drafting and Interpretation||Prescribed||F A R Bennion||OXFORD: OUP, 2009|
|Readings||Statutory Interpretation Principles||Recommended||Perry Herzfeld and Thomas Prince||SYDNEY: THOMSON REUTERS, 2014|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment size410
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeffrey Barnes
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|End-of-semester assignment, maximum 2,800 words||75|
|Tutorial assignments, maximum 2,000 words in total||15|