Course Description

601:623. STATUTORY INTERPRETATION AND LEGISLATION (2 or 3)

Livingston, Ryan, Williams, Oren


Study of legislation as a policymaking instrument in the American legal system, with emphasis on working with statutes as well as examining the process of policy development leading to legislation. Consideration given to state and federal legislative organization and procedure; legislative investigations; the structure and form of statutes; limitations of, and requirements for, the exercise of legislative power; the process of codification; and the various means of making laws effective. Statutory interpretation considered at some length.