Legal interpretation 210

Module code RVW 210
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

*For LLB, BAdmin, BA specialising in law and BCom Taxation
Statute law:

  1. General introduction: relationship between text and context
  2. What is legislation: categories and types of legislation
  3. The structure and format of legislation (enacted law texts)
  4. Commencement, amendment and demise of legislation

Principles of interpretation:

  1. How to interpret legislation: various theories and methods of interpretation and the influence of the supreme Constitution on statutory interpretation
  2. Internal and external aids to determine the legislative purpose
  3. So-called peremptory and directory provisions
  4. Statutory interpretation and judicial lawmaking
  5. Basic principles of constitutional interpretation
Module credits 10.00
NQF Level 06
Prerequisites Admission to the relevant programme.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Public Law
Period of presentation Semester 1

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