Instructor(s) Desai, Anuj

Use of statutes and legislative materials in litigation and decision; problems of the lawyer in the interpretation of statutes, in representation of the client before legislative bodies, and in the presentation and argument of statutory authorities to a court.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students should be able to describe the basics of the federal legislative process and should understand the fundamentals of how courts interpret statutes.

Students should be able to use the techniques of statutory interpretation to interpret statutes; should be able to make arguments in favor of or against particular interpretations of a given statute based on the specific techniques courts use; and should be able to recognize the relative strength of different arguments.

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