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529 - Legislation
Professor: Daniel P. Tokaji
Semester: 2012 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Take-Home Exam
This course is about the process through which laws are made and interpreted Although the first-year law school curriculum has traditionally emphasized common law, much of the law you will actually apply as lawyers comes from legislative and administrative bodies. It is therefore essential that you understand how the legislative process works. Specific topics to be addressed include statutory interpretation, voting rights, corruption, campaign finance regulation, lobbying, due process of lawmaking, and direct democracy. The unifying theme of this course is the relationship between courts and lawmaking bodies.
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