Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
The course examines the basic mechanics of the legislative process regarding enactment and implementation of the process and of American politics that affect statutory issues. The course will focus on statutory interpretation theories, tools such as clear statement rules, legislative history, and the canons of construction, and actual case results.
Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade with pass/fail option. An examination is required, but with instructor approval, students have the option of submitting a paper to satisfy the Upperclass Writing Requirement in lieu of the exam.