The Jurisprudential Approach to Statutory Interpretation

  • Hakeem Ijaiya University of Ilorin, Nigeria.


Jurisprudence is the general part of adjudication. Jurisprudence as a discipline provides guidance to judges on how to carry out the function of interpreting statutes so as to foster the common good of the community. Statutory Interpretation is an important task of the courts. The basic rules of interpretation are the Literal rule the Golden rule and the Mischief rule.

Statutory Interpretation has assumed a wide pre-occupation among jurist and scholars. The debate is over the proper way to interpret statutes. The views of the Naturalist, Positivist, Sociologist, Realist, Purpositivist and Textualist theories to the debate are the focus of this study.

How to Cite
IJAIYA, Hakeem. The Jurisprudential Approach to Statutory Interpretation. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2 (A), p. 271-274, feb. 2018. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2022.