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Comparative approaches to statutory interpretation

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You’re invited to attend a Twilight Seminar with Professor Gerard Carney at the Curtin Law School on the 8th of February.

Event details

The Australian Institute of Administrative Law Inc (WA Chapter) and Curtin Law School proudly invite you to a Twilight Seminar with Professor Gerard Carney.

Wednesday 8 February 2017
5.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Room 208 and 201, Curtin Law School, 57 Murray Street, Perth

About the topic

Professor Gerard Carney, Professor of Law at Curtin Law School will identify how differently a common law lawyer in a Westminster system and a civil lawyer in France might interpret statutory provisions.

The key to understanding the difference is how the doctrine of the separation of powers operates within each of the respective jurisdictions.

Further details


  • 5.00 pm Registration
  • 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm Twilight seminar
  • 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm Refreshments

RSVP: Please register by Monday 6 February 2017 to confirm your attendance. Early responses are appreciated.

CPD: 1.0 x C4 (Substantive Law)

Register now

Registrations have now closed. If you have further questions about this event, please contact the John Curtin Law Clinic at 9266 9900.


About Professor Gerard Carney

Gerard Carney is a professor in constitutional law at Curtin Law School. He has held academic positions at QUT, University of Queensland, and Bond University.

After serving as the Dean of the UQ Law School, he has pursued research in legal history. He divides his time between Perth, Brisbane and Paris.

Gerard’s two major books are: Members of Parliament: law and ethics(published by Prospect/Butterworths LexisNexis in 2000); and The Constitutional Systems of the Australian States and Territories (published by Cambridge University Press in 2006).


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