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.   

Note: This course is not the same as Political & Legislative Writing (LAW 638).  As a result, a student is allowed to enroll in both courses.


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