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Unit of Study LAWS2011 - Statutory Interpretation (2024)

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Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

identify the rules and principles relating to statutory interpretation in Australia, and apply these to resolve hypothetical scenarios

demonstrate a high level of skill in the reading and interpretation of statutes and other instruments

analyse and explain the reasoning behind a particular interpretation of a statute

demonstrate an ability to explain the relevant legal rules and principles in clear and logical language.

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Sanson, M, 2016, Statutory Interpretation, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780190304577.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.