Law Notes

Reports to the Arkansas Bar by the Faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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Articles written by

Michael Mullane

Statutory Interpretation in Arkansas: How Arkansas Courts Interpret Statutes. A Rational Approach

Over the years courts have announced and adopted a plethora of maxims, rules, and presumptions to guide their attempts to interpret statutes.  Lawyers and judges often seem to be confronted by a large crowd of such mandates, each clamoring for […]

Statutory Interpretation in Arkansas: How Should a Statute Be Read? When is it Subject to Interpretation? What Our Courts Say and What They Do

If stacked vertically and animated with even a modicum of athletic ability, the Arkansas Code Annotated would stand 7’6” tall and prove a dominant force in the NBA.  Although it is unlikely the Code will ever make a basket or […]