Law Making and Legislative Drafting- PSPS 5003

22nd March - 26th March 2021 (London, UK) 13th September - 17th September 2021 (London, UK) 22nd November - 26th November 2021 (London, UK)

Course Overview

This unique course is designed to provide you with both the knowledge and the practical skills to be an effective legislative drafter. This training programme gives you the opportunity to put into practice the legislative preparation techniques that will serve you well in supporting and developing your nation’s legislative system and programmes and also build and enhance your capability

The course covers the entire legislative process that turns policy into legislation. This course is specifically designed for departmental policy makers in the public service, members of parliament, senators, assembly members, senior managers and government personnel responsible for turning policy into legislation.


Learning Outcome

  • Understand the role and responsibility of the legislative counsel
  • Understand the basic elements of legislative drafting
  • Understand the contents and functions of different elements in legislation
  • Stakeholders Participation in Law Making
  • Understand the Law-Making Process
  • The Structure and formats of Legislative Drafts
  •  Create drafting instructions and what they should contain
  •  Identify common difficulties encountered in drafting
  • Understand Legislative Syntax
  •  Implement the process of amending legislation



Indicative Contents

  • Introduction to Law making---Sources and Origins of law
  • Types of law and relationship with the constitution
  • The Law makers—Government Systems Compared
  • Primary and Secondary legislations
  • Law Making Process-From policy to the draft bill
  • The process of Drafting Legislation-The do’s and don’ts in drafting
  • The Role of the stakeholders in Law Making- Formal and Informal Consultation, The draft bill and consultation, Ethical lobbying.
  • Getting results with law making
  • How to address legal effectiveness issues



More Detail
Duration This is a one-week programme spread over 5 working days working days
Certification A certificate of completion is issued on successful completion of the programme.
Location London-UK
Travel and accommodation Travel and accommodation to be paid for at source by delegates
Fees Course fees for tuition, materials and certification: £3,750 (Excl.VAT) per delegate for 1 week.
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