Section Description Provided by Instructor
Most of the "law" that lawyers work with is statutory. This course examines the legislative process, the relationship between the common law and statutes, and statutory interpretation. The course begins with a case study of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. We will devote substantial attention in the course to the theoretical and practical aspects of statutory interpretation, including overall theories of interpretation, the canons of statutory interpretation, and the use of legislative history.
METHOD OF EVALUATION: Take-home exam and classroom performance.
TR 1:20p - 2:40p
Method of Evaluation
Paper and Exam (Home)
J.D. Writing Credit
This course will be open to a limited number of 1Ls as a spring elective.