Legislation & Statutory Interpretation

Class Unique: 28419

The course focuses on the creation of legislation and then the subsequent statutory interpretation. It will discuss how the legislature exercises its power as well as different theories of statutory interpretation. It will look at these issues from constitutional, statutory, and policy points of view Goals of the class include understanding how proposed legislation becomes law, what U.S. Constitutional law provides about the legislative process, understanding how legistures operate, and learning skills about how to handle statutory language in practice - both on how legislatures creat a statuteand subsequently when courts must interpret that statute.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday, Thursday 2:15 - 3:30 pm JON 6.202
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Take-home 12/11/19

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will not use floating mean GPA

Textbooks

  • Legislation and Regulation: Statutes and the Creation of Public Policy (American Casebook Series) - Eskridge et al.
      West Academic Publishing , edition: 5th
      ISBN: 9781628101737   (required)