Course Code:
LAW 7048
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


(Formerly Law 319) Lawyers work in a legal system largely defined by statutes, and constantly shaped by the application of legislative power. This course is about statutes and the legislative institutions that create them. It discusses some of the key laws governing access to legislative power and the procedures that culminate in the production of statutes in the legislature. The course is divided into two parts. The first part will focus on the acquisition of legislative power. Key topics include bribery laws, lobbying and indirect influence on legislative activity, and campaign finance regulations. The second part will focus on the exercise of legislative power. Through a number of public policy case studies, students will better understand the organization of the U.S. Congress, the ways in which power is exercised in that institution, and the intersection between politics, the law, and policymaking. Elements used in grading: Class participation, final memo, and in-class presentation. (Cross-listed with PUBLPOL 319)

Future Offerings

2017-2018 Winter

Legislation LAW 7048 Section 01 Class #20458

  • 3 Units
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Cross-listed with PUBLPOL 319. PS -Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree. Open to First-Year JD Students.

  • Tue Thu

Past Offerings

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