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Interpretation of Statutes - IOS2601

Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ILW1501 (Not applicable to 98315, 98316, 98318, 99303 & 99304)
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501; ILW1501 & follow on CSL2601.
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain sufficient knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate legal material (the Constitution, legislation, case law and academic opinions) which relates to the interpretation of legislation and the Constitution; to formulate legal arguments; and to apply their knowledge to practical problems that may arise where legislation has to be interpreted and applied. In line with the purpose statement for the LLB degree, this module places a strong emphasis on the interpretation of statutes in line with the values of Constitution, and also contains a section on Ubuntu. Students accredited with this module will be able to use principles of interpretation in formulating legal arguments.