This Colloquium provides an opportunity for students and faculty to engage in advanced Legislation and Statutory Interpretation theory and to interact with leading scholars in the field. On four occasions during the semester, students and interested faculty will read a draft article on legislation/statutory interpretation theory by a leading academic, who will then present that paper at our Colloquium.
Students seeking credit will be expected to write a reaction memo for some or all of the speakers and all students in the course will be encouraged to participate in the discussion. At the end of the semester, we will have a day-long legislation roundtable with leading scholars from across the Nation and also a special focus on junior scholarship. Students will be expected to attend part of the roundtable, and students seeking credit will be expected to write reaction memos for a portion of the roundtable. (Apart from a brief introductory meeting, and perhaps one brief mid-semester meeting, this course will meet only when speakers are presenting and at the roundtable; it will not meet in the off-weeks.)
To earn academic credit for this offering, JD students will need to register separately for the Supervised Research Paper (L6683) and LLM students for Research for the LLM Degree (L6691) under the direction of either Prof. Eskridge or Prof. Gluck. Written work will consist of reaction papers; 1 or 2 credits will be awarded depending on the amount of writing done.
This Colloquium is open only to students who have taken Legislation (either the 1L elective or the upper-level course). Instructors' permission required. To apply for admission, please send a statement of interest and a resume to email@example.com by Nov. 15. You will be notified of the admission decision by e-mail on or about Nov. 22.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
There are no offered sections in 2012-13. Please choose a different year.