Project #106774 - learning the law

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assessment Number 1:     Essay (50%)
 
                                                                                                                  
 
            Assessment Title:           
 
 
 
            “The accepted view is that the constitutional role of the judiciary is simply to apply the law.  The function of creating law is the prerogative of Parliament.  As has already been seen, such a view is simplistic to the extent that it ignores the potential for judicial creativity in relation to the operation of the common law and … it ignores the extent to which the judiciary have a measure of discretion and creative power in the manner in which they interpret the legislation that comes before them.” 
 
 
 
            Source: Gary Slapper and David Kelly, The English legal system (Routledge, 2014) at page 96.
 
 
 
Describe and explain the rules of statutory interpretation which the courts have developed over the years to help them interpret legislation that comes before them.  You must illustrate your answer with reference to decided cases.
 
                                                                                 
 
Assessment Length:        1,500 words                                
 
 
 
Submission Deadline:     Friday 11th December, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assignment brief:
 
 
 
Describe and explain the rules of statutory interpretation which the courts have developed over the years to help them interpret legislation that comes before them.  You must illustrate your answer with reference to decided cases.
 
 
 
N.B. ‘Rules’ will mean ‘rules’ and ‘approaches’; you should refer to both in your answer.
 
 
 
Please refer to section 12 for General Assessment criteria.  The word count is 1,500 words, exclusive of footnotes/references and bibliography - do not include these when you perform a word count.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Secondary Research Level FE3 - It is expected that the Reference List will contain between five and ten sources. As a MINIMUM the Reference List should include at least one academic book and one academic journal article.
 
 

Subject Law
Due By (Pacific Time) 02/03/2016 12:00 am
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