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LAW 6701

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Much of the "law" that lawyers work with is statutory. This course will examine both how legislatures go about doing their work (that is, legislative process) and how courts and others utilize legislative output (that is, statutory interpretation). We will begin with legislative process, focusing both on how laws are enacted and on the rules structuring legislative debate and behavior, including campaign finance regulation, lobbying regulation, and issues of "due process of lawmaking." We will then devote substantial attention to theoretical and practical issues in statutory interpretation, including theories of interpretation generally, the canons of construction, and the use of legislative history.

When Offered Spring.

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  • 17613LAW 6701  LEC 001

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt