Engaging sex: Promoting the statutory interpretation experience in legal education

Duffy, James, Butler, Desmond A., & Dickson, Elizabeth (2015) Engaging sex: Promoting the statutory interpretation experience in legal education. Alternative Law Journal, 40(1).


Given the ever increasing importance of legislation to the resolution of legal disputes, there is a concomitant need for law students to be well trained in the anatomy, identification, interpretation and application of laws made by or under parliament. This article discusses a blended learning project called Indigo’s Folly, implemented at the Queensland University of Technology Law School in 2014. Indigo’s Folly was created to increase law student competency with respect to statutory interpretation. Just as importantly, it was designed to make the teaching of statutory interpretation more interesting – to “bring the sexy” to the student statutory interpretation experience. Quantitative and qualitative empirical data will be presented as evidence to show that statutory interpretation can be taught in a way that law students find engaging.

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ID Code: 82705
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Statutory interpretation, Legal education, Blended learning, Second life, Narrative, Machinima, HERN, HERN
ISSN: 1037-969X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2015 The authors.
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2015 00:11
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 17:40

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