Advanced Legal Writing: Legislative Drafting and Analysis
This course is designed to give students practical preparation in how to draft and analyze federal legislation. It should appeal to students interested in interpreting, drafting, or implementing laws. The course offers 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. Writing (W) credit is for 3Ls only. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, written assignments and final paper.