Legislation (SD 473)


Despite the emphasis in law school on case law and the judicial process, it is usually the situation that, for most lawyers most of the time, the "law" they work with is statutory. This course considers various aspects of legislation in theory and practice, including the legal principles governing the legislative process, the drafting of legislation, and the principles of statutory construction. The course provides a practical analysis of the legislative process from the perspective of the attorney who will be involved in drafting legislation and arguing about its statutory interpretation in the courts. The course will rely heavily on class discussion.


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