A Program in Legislation

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 70-95, 2015

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 278

26 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2014 Last revised: 1 Oct 2015

See all articles by Dakota S. Rudesill

Dakota S. Rudesill

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Christopher J. Walker

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Daniel P. Tokaji

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: October 20, 2014

Abstract

This Essay urges that Legislation be conceived of not just as a single course, but as a set of curricular and extracurricular offerings that collectively constitute an integrated program of instruction. The three of us teach at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, which may serve as a model of such a program. Since 1995, Moritz has required Legislation as a part of the first-year curriculum. We also have a variety of upper-level offerings and extracurricular activities that help students develop a practical understanding of the legislative process. This Essay makes the case for an integrated program of instruction, including both an introductory course in the first year and experiential learning opportunities in the second and third years.

Keywords: legal education, legislation, statutory interpretation, administrative law, regulation, political process, clinics

Suggested Citation

Rudesill, Dakota S. and Walker, Christopher Jay and Tokaji, Daniel P., A Program in Legislation (October 20, 2014). Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 70-95, 2015; Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 278. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2509477 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2509477

Dakota S. Rudesill

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

Christopher Jay Walker (Contact Author)

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States
614-247-1898 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.chrisjwalker.com

Daniel P. Tokaji

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

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