Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to the creation, implementation, and interpretation of statutes. It focuses on statutory interpretation by courts, and also covers the process of statutory enactment by state and national legislatures as well as enforcement by executive branches. As a result, the course materials include statutes, other legislative and regulatory materials, appellate decisions, and commentary from the relevant legal and political science literature.
Note for 2019-20 academic year: This course overlaps significantly with the 2-hour Statutory Interpretation course taught by Professor Fenster in Fall 2018. Students from that course may not enroll in this course.