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LexisNexis Guide Series: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 4th edition
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LexisNexis Guide Series: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, 4th edition

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To be published June 2015 (LexisNexis) PRE-ORDER NOW!
ISBN: 9780409339222. Soft Cover.

Hall, K; Macken, C

This book is a clear and accessible guide to understanding legislation and the rules of statutory interpretation. It is an invaluable resource for anyone studying the legislative process and the interpretation of legislation in Australia

This book is an invaluable resource for anyone studying or teaching legislation and statutory interpretation in Australia. It provides clear and informative discussion on: 

     •     the relevance of legislation and statutory interpretation 
     •     legislation as a primary source of law 
     •     the format of legislation 
     •     the legislative process 
     •     the courts' approach to interpretation (including interpretation in context, the purposive approach, extrinsic evidence, common law presumptions and the effect of interpretation) 
     •     answering problem questions 
     •     how to research legislation


The fourth edition of this popular book has been completely revised to include:

     •     summaries of recent cases 
     •     new and updated legislative examples 
     •     increased coverage of the Australian courts' approach to statutory interpretation 
     •     greater focus on the importance of statutory interpretation in teaching 
     •     new legislative examples 
     •     guidance on researching legislation and applying the principles of statutory interpretation online chapter summaries 
     •     expanded cross-references to Pearce and Geddes, Statutory Interpretation in Australia, 8th edition, 2014 for further reading
     •     improved navigability and chapter design



     •    Clear accessible explanations ensure concepts are clearly understood 
     •    Includes examples, questions and excerpts from relevant legislation to consolidate learning 
     •     Supported by large range of online lecturer materials

Kath Hall is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law. She teaches Corporations Law, Transnational Anti-Corruption Law and Lawyers, Justice and Ethics. She has published extensively on the psychology of corporate misconduct, globalisation of the legal profession, professional legal ethics and student wellbeing.

Claire Macken has held various positions in higher education including as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Future Learning) at La Trobe University, and Associate Head (School of Law) at Deakin University. Claire has a PhD in international law and is the author of several books, book chapters and journal articles in both law and higher education.

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