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LAW4625 Statutory Interpretation
Credit Points: 15
LAW2350 Administrative Law
LAW3102 Corporations Law
LAW2314 Constitutional Law II

This unit explores the methods by which objective meaning for words and phrases included in legislation can be distilled. Students draw from and build upon their already advanced foundational legal knowledge and familiarity with legal reasoning by undertaking practical exercises applying interpretive strategies both in unfamiliar doctrinal areas and areas of substantive law already studied.
The theoretical underpinning to this mostly practically focused unit, the relationship between statutory law and the common law system (including equity), is fundamental. The unit is premised upon the notion that the law in Australia is holistic, that the relationship between the common law and statutory law is symbiotic and that movement along the common law/statutory law continuum is dynamic.
The unit has been devised to equip students to identify and implement appropriate interpretive strategies in a variety of contexts encountered in professional practice.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K61Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Laws
V72Bachelor of Laws
K50Bachelor of Laws
Y67Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts
Y04Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business
K30Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
K58Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Psychological Science
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014