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Interpretation of Statutes - IOS2601

Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ILW1501 (Not applicable to 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. 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 the Constitution, such as Ubuntu. Students who complete this module will be able to formulate legal arguments; and to apply their knowledge to practical problems that may arise where legislation has to be interpreted and applied; interpret the meaning of legilative provisions by applying the rules of statutory interpretation and understand the intricacies of constitutional interpretation.