LGST 555
Drafting Preliminary, Amending, and Final Provisions (OCW)

 

LGST 555
Drafting Preliminary, Amending, and Final Provisions (OCW)

Table of Contents of Topics Covered in this Course

Course Information

Legal Studies 555: Drafting Preliminary, Amending and Final Provisions

Table of Topics

Drafting Preliminary, Amending, and Final Provisions.

Module 1: Preview.

  1. Preliminary and Final Provisions
  2. Explanatory Material

Review.

Module 1: Section 2 – How do we draft titles, preambles and words of enactment?

  1. Long titles of bills.
  2. Preambles.
  3. Words of enactment.
  4. Short titles.

Review.

Module 1: Section 3 – How do we draft commencement and duration provisions?

  1. Commencement provisions.
  2. Expiry provisions.

Review.

Module 1: Section 4 – How do we draft interpretation provisions?

  1. General considerations.
  2. Definitions generally.
  3. Labelling definitions.
  4. Stipulating definitions.
  5. Syntax of definitions.
  6. Interpretive rules.
  7. Hints and checks.

Review.

Module 1: Section 5 – When and how do we draft purpose clauses?

  1. What is a purpose clause?
  2. Why use a purpose clause?
  3. Why don’t legislative counsel use purpose clauses more often?
  4. When is a purpose clause useful?
  5. How should a purpose clause be drafted?

Review.

Module 1: Section 6 – When and how do we draft application provisions?

  1. Application provisions generally.
  2. Application to things in the past.
  3. Provisions binding the state.
  4. Extra-territorial extension.

Review.

Module 1: Section 7 – When and how do we draft schedules?

  1. Drafting schedules.

Review.

Module 2: Drafting Amending Provisions.

Module 2: Section 1 - What are amending provisions and how are they arranged?

Review.

Module 2: Section 2 - How should we repeal and amend legislation?

  1. General considerations.
  2. Deciding what to repeal or amend.
  3. Drafting repeal provisions.
  4. Drafting amendments.
  5. Concluding questions.

Review.

Module 2: Section 3 – When and how do we draft saving and other transitional provisions?

  1. General considerations.
  2. Legal effects of repeals.
  3. The content of saving and transitional provisions.
  4. Drafting saving and transitional provisions.

Review.

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