Statutory Analysis and Legislative Process

Catalog No.: 544

Course Description:

An introduction to the various approaches courts use to interpret statutes, and an exploration of the fundamentals of the legislative process. Particular emphasis on California and public interest advocacy, with some federal coverage. Topics include: the tools of statutory analysis, the creation of legislation and its role in a common law system, lobbying, the California constitution, legislative resources, career paths in legislation and public policy, and current issues.