Advanced Legal Writing: Legislative Drafting and Analysis
This course offers practical preparation in how to draft and analyze federal legislation. The course is designed to give students realistic legislative drafting problems and an opportunity to research the legislative process of an enacted law of their choosing. Through these drafting assignments and study, students will learn in detail the dynamic and fascinating political process of how laws are enacted in the United States and how to draft effectively within such a process. Students will gain unique, foundational tools and skills necessary to draft effective, clear legislation and to analyze and interpret laws of any kind. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, written assignments and final paper.