Dates of GNLU Advanced Training Program on Canons of Statutory Interpretation
6th – 8th October, 2017
3rd October, 2017
About the Course
The chief source of law is legislation. The other sources are precedents and customs. Every source of law finds its expression in a language.
Language is the property of the people and not that of law, though some words may acquire special legal meaning and may become a part of the legal terminology. However, a great bulk of words used in a legal draft belongs to the ordinary language.
What meaning is to be given to a word used in a legislation, custom or precedent or in a private deed or will? Even the dictionary does not give the clear-cut meaning of a word.
It gives many alternative meanings applicable in different contexts and for different purposes so that no clear field for the application of a word becomes identified so long as expansion of meaning takes place uniformly by judicial interpretation.
Participants will acquire far-reaching knowledge on different rules of interpretation of statutes adopted by the High Courts and the Supreme Court.
Participants would able to recognise and appreciate the convolutions and limitations of English language.
Participants would able to fathom the significance of public confidence in law through interpretation of statutes. Helps participants to understand the scope for judges to use their own opinions or prejudices.
Participants would know the approach of modern judges who have begun to look for a guiding principle, which is called ‘purposive approach’ to statutes.
Purely Case Law Method Reading/Reference Material:
Reading/Reference material (Consisting of articles, reports and case laws) will be provided to every participant on registration.
The evaluation will be in the form of an Objective Type of Test (Multiple Choice Questions).
Who Can Participate
Legal personnel/ Legal Advisors
Aspirants for Judicial Services
Students (pursuing full time undergraduate/postgraduate programmes in Law)
Number of Participants
Each applicant shall pay requisite fees by following the link given below and thereafter shall send an email of payment details with a subject caption “Payment Details of ATPOCSI” to the email address: [email protected]