I have the benefit of both teaching and practising law. When not at Bond University teaching students, I work as a barrister. One thing I have noticed about students is that they struggle with statutory interpretation. This is unfortunate because, in practise, interpreting what a statute means often demands more time than looking up cases. This article considers a problem of statutory interpretation that I faced in practise. It illustrates how to approach an Act when you are trying to work out what it means.
"A murderer, his medicine and a dose of statutory interpretation,"
The National Legal Eagle:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/nle/vol13/iss1/3