Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW7062
    Sched. No.: 114821063

Section 1
Gilbert, Michael

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):WF, 1130-1250 (SL258)
Capacity:64 **This information is current as of 05/28/2015 06:15:17 AM**
Current Enrollment:65 **This information is current as of 05/28/2015 06:15:17 AM**

Course Description:

Much of American law is codified in statutes and administrative regulations. Learning to parse and interpret these forms of law is comparable in importance and complexity to learning to read judicial opinions. This course will teach students these skills by reviewing the theory and practice of statutory interpretation. We will examine the lawmaking processes that produce statutes and discuss the tools that courts use to interpret them, including common canons of construction. Throughout the course, we will relate the practical discussions to important theoretical issues, such as the proper role of legislative history, the primacy of text, and the quandary produced when plain text yields absurd results.