Legislative Drafting - LAW 744

2-3 Hours

This course is an introduction to legislative drafting. Objectives for this course include: (1)understanding the forms and conventions of legislative drafting: (2) learning to conceptualize legislative solutions to social problems; and (3) appreciating the relationship between legislative drafting and substantive policy.

The course will make use of practical examples drawn from recent congressional and state legislative action to explore best practices.  Time will also be spent discussing the various ways in which lawyers participate in the legislative process and working on the development of specific skills helpful to those roles.   



Fall 2022 Section 001
Professor Othni Lathram
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Fall 2019 Section 001
Professor Alyce Spruell
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Fall 2018 Section 001
Professor Alyce Spruell
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Fall 2017 Section 001
Professor Alyce Spruell
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Fall 2016 Section 001
Professor Alyce Spruell
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Fall 2015 Section 001
Professor Alyce Spruell
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Summer 2012 Section 050
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Fall 2011 Section 001
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Summer 2011 Section 100
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