Post Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting JOIN NOW

Registrations are Open - First cum First serve basis - Seats are limited - Last Date to Register - 15th JANUARY 2018


Introduction:

This one-year online postgraduate diploma launched by Gujarat National Law University [GNLU] focuses on a vital aspect of drafting. Drafting of Legislative documents is a process by which the government of the day [be it state or central] converts its policies into legislations. Drafting of legislative documents is an important step in the life cycle of legislation. The quality and accuracy of legislation is only derived from the way it is drafted.

Aims:

  •       To Provide excellent writing skills for drafting top quality legislative documents
  •       To help participants understand terms of a legislation
  •       Potential benefits to students/faculty/staff and Enhancement of GNLU Academic, Research and Training Reputation

Duration: One Year

Methodology: Online and offline Mode. Contact classes - 2 days physical sessions on campus. The physical sessions would take place at the end of the programme and during a weekend. Students will be provided with a few options to choose from

Fees:

INR 19,500 inclusive of accommodation and food [For the two day campus visit]

Eligibility:

Any individual, who has completed an undergraduate degree or has a work experience of 10 years or more is eligible to join this diploma programme.

Course Outline for the Post Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting


DURATION: ONE YEAR

FOR ANY QUERY, PLEASE CONTACT - iptb@gnlu.ac.in

Unique Features of GNLU's online programmes:

  • Online lectures that are recorded for future access to all enrolled students
  • Course developed by learned academicians and practicing lawyers 
  • Study at your own pace
  • Audio Video Presentations along with Electronic material, which can be printed for references
  • Focus on real life case study examples
  • Continuous access to mentors and career counselling advice
  • Get a chance to meet and interact with the experts and network among lawyers
  • On campus boarding and lodging facility will be provided to all students
  • University Identity cards to all registered diploma students
  • Only two day on campus visit for physical interaction with GNLU faculty next year, either in November, December or January. Only on a weekend. Numerous options will be provided to the students to choose from.
  • Learn everything on the go - online
  • Practical oriented evaluation - 2 MCQ tests and a few short assignments and case studies
  • Animated presentations on important topics
  • Response time to queries - Less than 12 hours
  • Mentor monitored training programmes available to all


MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

  • Types of Legislation
  • Classification of primary legislation [Bills and Acts]
  • Structure and format of Bills and Acts
  • Historical development of Legislative Drafting
  • Objectives of Legislative Drafting

MODULE 2: LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

  • Development of legislative policy
  • Comparison of Indian and foreign legislative processes
  • Implementation of trade agreements through domestic legislation
  • Role of legislative committees in developing legislation
  • Role of professional legislative services and other legislative support services

MODULE 3: STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

  • Importance of Interpretation
  • Judicial Approach to Interpretation
  • Aids to Interpretation
  • Interpretative Assumptions and Presumptions

MODULE 4: WRITING AND GRAMMAR

  • Grammar and Important Grammatical Terms
  • Basic components of legislative sentences
  • Types of legislative Sentences
  • Components of Legislative Sentences
  • Punctuations and Capitalisations
  • Subject, Verb and Modifiers
  • Gender Neutral Drafting

MODULE 5: STRUCTURING

  • Preparing an Outline
  • Drafting sentences and sections
  • Paragraphing and Numbering
  • Ordering and linking sentences in a section

MODULE 6: DRAFTING

  • Preliminary and Final Provisions
  • Explanatory Material
  • Long Titles and Preambles
  • Short Titles
  • Words of Enactment
  • Commencement and Expiry Provisions

MODULE 7: DRAFTING INTERPRETATIVE PROVISIONS

  • General considerations
  • Definitions generally
  • Labelling definitions
  • Stipulating definitions
  • Syntax of definitions
  • Interpretative rules
  • Hints and checks

MODULE 8: PURPOSE CLAUSES

  • Introduction
  • Importance of Purpose Clause
  • Drafting a Purpose Clause

MODULE 9: APPLICATION PROVISIONS

  • Introduction
  • Importance of Application Provisions
  • Provisions biding the sate
  • Extra-territorial application

MODULE 10: SCHEDULES

  • Introduction
  • Drafting Schedules

MODULE 11: OTHER PROVISIONS

  • Amending and Repealing Provisions
  • Compliance Provisions
  • Penal Provisions

MODULE 12: DELEGATION OF POWERS TO LEGISLATE

  • Introduction
  • Delegation of Powers

MODULE 13: DRAFTING SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

  • General Considerations
  • Drafting Approach
  • Drafting Details
  • Drafting Executive Instruments

MODULE 14: DRAFTING INSTRUCTIONS AND ROLE OF LEGISLATORS

  • Stages in the preparation of legislation
  • Enacting the legislative text
  • Subsidiary legislation
  • Getting drafting instructions
  • Analysing drafting instructions