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Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course will examine the legislative process, theories and doctrines of statutory interpretation, severability; Congressional "oversight" through both investigation and the appropriations process; Congressional response to statutory interpretation decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court; legislative veto; and retroactivity of statutes. All students taking the course will also receive training, from Chase Law Library faculty, in the use of library and online resources for researching the legislative history of statutes. Students who elect to fulfill the AWR-RESEARCH credit in this course will be able to do so by writing a two-draft narrative legislative history of a recently enacted federal or state statute (20 page minimum). All students will take a take-home final exam.
Prerequisite: Constitutional Law I
AWR Possible: AWR Research
Enrollment Cap: 15 for AWR