Statutory Interpretation

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
TUE, THU 9:10 - 10:00 am TNH 2.137
WED 9:10 - 10:00 am TNH 3.124

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam (administered by Exam4) May 4, 2022 8:30 am A-Z in 2.123


This course focuses on the problem of making the best sense of statutes and regulations. Students will practice interpreting statutes both as judges and as advocates, learning skills that will help them in practice. Among other topics, the course will address the creation of legislation and several prominent theories of statutory interpretation. In addition to theory, students will consider pragmatic questions, exploring the extent to which questions of doctrinal statutory interpretation can or should be separated from considerations about the relationship between the legislative and judicial branches. 

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Statutory Interpretation *
Nelson, Caleb
West Academic
ISBN: 978-1-64242-671-7


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
04/01/2022 Exam information updated
02/01/2022 Room(s) changed