Legal Process and Statutory Interpretation
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- 24 Jul 2023
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On completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Analyse the fundamental structure and functions of the Australian legal system
- Explain the meaning of the rule of law, give content to the concept and apply the rule of law in context
- Analyse concepts and principles of judicial reasoning
- Apply statutory interpretive techniques to explain the meaning of a legislative provision
- Introduction to the institutions and practices that are basic to the law in Australia; aspects of the legal system, the structure of courts and tribunals and the roles of lawyers and judges; key principles of and approaches to statutory interpretation.
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This subject introduces students to a critical understanding of the institutions and practices that are basic to the law in Australia. This subject provides a foundation for later courses, both in its content and its method of teaching, within the context of legal problem solving. Students will be encouraged to reflect critically on aspects of the legal system, which includes an introduction to the historical and philosophical sources of such elements as the adversarial system, the structure of courts and tribunals and the roles of lawyers and judges. This subject also introduces students to the key principles of, and approaches to, statutory interpretation, which is an essential legal skill.
40 % Continuous Assessment comprising; - Oral Presentation - Case note Final Exam 50%
- Oral Presentation (10%)
- Case Note. (40%)
- Examination. (50%)
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