LAW 607: Statutory Interpretation
The work of state and federal legislatures, explored with the aim of preparing students for the effect of such legislation on their professional lives and work. Legislation is the most concrete, direct statement of governmental policy impacting a broad range of legal subjects. For attorneys, legislation is at the center of significant amounts of their work, involving statutory application and interpretation by courts and administrative agencies. Attorneys need to be skilled in locating statutes and related materials, understanding the process and context of law making, as well as developing the analytic skills necessary for statutory interpretation and argument.