This course examines legislative lawmaking processes, including the importance of congressional committees and the role of lobbying, and also the approaches taken by federal courts and agencies when interpreting statutes. The inclusion of the Legislation course in the first-year curriculum reflects how important legislative lawmaking has become to the American common law tradition. The course aims to introduce and assess the concepts, resources, and tools that lawyers use to create, understand, apply, and analyze legislation. In addition, students may explore separate cutting-edge issues such as voting rights, direct democracy, and campaign finance regulation.