Law-Making

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
DateVenueDurationPrice
9 - 13 Sep 2024London5 days£4,250
14 - 18 Oct 2024Abuja5 days£4,250

Please note: prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

Course Overview

This course focuses on the process of law-making, examining the roles of various bodies in creating effective legislation and the impact of law on society.

Who Should Attend

  • Departmental Policy makers in the public service
  • Senior Managers and Government personnel responsible for turning policy into legislation
  • Officials who instruct Parliamentary draftsman
  • Assistants to legislators involved in creating draft legislation
  • Members of parliament, senators and assembly members
  • Legal advisors and practitioners from both public and private sectors
  • Corporate advisors concerned with influencing the creation of new legislation
  • Public affairs professionals

Course Outcomes

  • Identify the role of law in solving policy challenges
  • Influence the development of policy through legal innovation
  • Overcome obstacles to turning policy into legislation
  • Describe the process of making new laws

Course Topics

Introduction to Law-making

  • Sources and Origins of Law
  • Types of Law
  • The Common Law system
  • Continental legal systems and the Napoleonic Code
  • Law and the constitution
  • Key legal principles examined from English criminal law law of torts contract law

The Law Makers – Government Systems Compared

  • Institutions of government
  • Separation of powers
  • Role of the Judiciary
  • How the Legislature functions
  • The Westminster model
  • The presidential system
  • Scrutiny of the Law Makers

Effective Policy Making

  • What is policy?
  • Sources of policy
  • Role and responsibilities in policy making
  • Setting policy priorities
  • The process of turning policy into new laws
  • Gaining buy-in to legal change

The Law Making Process

  • From policy to the draft Bill
  • Who does what in making legislation?
  • Stages of the process
  • Legislative timetables
  • Assessing regulatory impact
  • How the Bill team functions

Getting Results with Law-Making

  • Constraints on the process of making laws
  • Amending and developing the law
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • Avoidance and evasion
  • Is legal compliance voluntary?

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