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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 draftsmen
  • 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
Learning Objectives
  • To identify the role of law in solving policy challenges
  • To influence the development of policy through legal innovation
  • To overcome obstacles to turning policy into legislation
  • To understand the process of making new laws


Introduction to Law-Making

  1. Sources and Origins of Law
  2. Types of Law
  3. The Common Law system
  4. Continental legal systems and the Napoleonic Code
  5. Law and the constitution
  6. Key legal principles examined from English criminal law, law of torts, contract law

The Law Makers – Government Systems Compared

  1. Institutions of government
  2. Separation of powers
  3. Role of the Judiciary
  4. How the Legislature functions
  5. The Westminster model
  6. The presidential system
  7. Scrutiny of the Law Makers

Effective Policy Making

  1. What is policy?
  2. Sources of policy
  3. Role and responsibilities in policy making
  4. Setting policy priorities
  5. The process of turning policy into new laws
  6. Gaining buy-in to legal change

The Law-Making process

  1. From policy to the draft Bill
  2. Who does what in making legislation?
  3. Stages of the process
  4. Legislative timetables
  5. Assessing regulatory impact
  6. How the Bill team functions

Getting Results with Law-Making

  1. Constraints on the process of making laws
  2. Amending and developing the law
  3. Compliance and enforcement
  4. Avoidance and evasion
  5. Is legal compliance voluntary
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