Three Webinars: How Laws are Made

Three live training webinars on “How Laws are Made” will be presented during the month of October. Registration is open for all sessions. 

These webinars are unique sessions and do not build upon one another. You may attend one or any number of the sessions. 

  • Speaker: Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Learning outcomes: Law, as defined in Black’s Law Dictionary, is “a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority and having binding legal force.” Our laws come from our three branches of Government: legislative, executive, and judicial. These webinars will focus on the law-making activities of each branch, the documents that are created during the process, and how they are used by lawyers and legal researchers.
  • Expected level of knowledge for participants: No prerequisite knowledge required

Thursday, October 5, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register for: How Laws are Made: The Legislature
The legislative branch creates laws in the form of statutes. We will look at the process by which bills eventually become public laws and learn about legislative history.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register for:  How Laws are Made: The Administrative Agencies
Administrative agencies are part of the executive branch of Government headed by the President. They make laws through the rule-making process, but they also enforce the rules and have quasi-judicial power.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register for:  How Laws are Made: The Courts
Courts interpret statutes, determine constitutionality, and create law as part of our common law system.

Recording and closed captioning services will be provided for all three webinars. All webinars are free of charge.

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