Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
Much of lawyers' work today involves the close reading and interpretation of statutes or like texts. The focus of this class is the study of current theories and problems of reading statutes. The class also encompasses political theory and public choice approaches to the legislative process as they relate to legal interpretation. The class has the aim of bolstering students' capacity to work with statutes in law school and beyond. At the end of the class, students will have a thorough grasp of the production of statutes by the legislative branch and their use by the courts.
The student's grade is based on a final examination.