Summary of 'Statutory Interpretation' by Michelle Sanson 2nd edition. This is a required reading for Statutory Interpretation (LAWS314). 41 pages long.

  • Summary Source
  • Statutory Interpretation 2nd ed.
  • Lecturer
  • Dr David Shane Arnold
  • Class Year
  • 2017
  • Grade
  • 89%
  • Number of Pages
  • 41
  • Staff Rating
  • 5/5

These notes summarises the 406 pages long ‘Statutory Interpretation’ book by Michelle Sanson. This is a assigned reading for Statutory Interpretation (LAWS314) course at the ACU (Australian Catholic University). These notes cover the following chapters:

  1. An introduction to statutory interpretation (history, role of the court etc)
  2. Creation of legislation
  3. Interpretation legislation
  4. Context and purpose
  5. Intention and interpretive techniques
  6. Intrinsic materials – Statute Components
  7. Intrinsic Materials – The Text
  8. Extrinsic materials
  9. Traditional common law approaches to statutory interpretation
  10. Statutory presumptions
  11. Fundamental human rights
  12. International law in statutory interpretation
  13. Interpreting specific instruments

Chapter 14 – A Synthesis: Practical Skills and Exercises is not included in these notes as it has been designed as a consolidating chapter to which readers will repeatedly refer and contains a Statutory Interpretation Index (SII2) synthesising the books rules of statutory interpretation, then embeds these in a set of four practical exercises.

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