The program on legislating drafting aims to equip you with knowledge and skills in drafting legislations and legal documents. It helps you in understanding the principles that are made use of while drafting legislations. Drafting of legislative documents is a very important task that is done to bring into policies through the path of legislations. Legislations could be brought by the governments both at the centre as well as states. Thus drafting of legislative documents assumes great significance and anyone with professional skill in the same are highly valued. For drafting legislations and other legal instruments, other than a good deal of knowledge about them, one should have great skills in writing, grammar and structuring of sentences.
Eligibility and course duration
An undergraduate degree in any discipline. Language and writing skills are very essential for establishing yourself in this field. The program is available in both online and offline mode.
The program is of one year duration.
More about the course
The above post graduate course is a very useful one in introducing you to the field of legislative drafting. You will be learning the objective and types of legislative drafting. You will learn how primary legislations are classified into bills and acts. You will be introduced to the historical aspects and the developments over the years in legislative drafting. You will learn a great deal about the legislative drafting process, techniques and how the policies are developed. Then there are comparison between Indian and foreign legislative processes. You will be learning about statutory interpretation, their importance, the different aids to interpretation, assumptions and presumptions. Beyond this, there are lessons on writing skills and grammar that focus on improving your skills in writing legislative sentences, paragraphing, numbering, ordering, linking, structuring and preparing an outline. Knowledge about punctuations, capitalization and usage of verbs, modifiers and gender neutral drafting is stressed upon. Finally, you are introduced to the various drafting procedures and techniques. You also get to learn the different stages while drafting and preparing legislations.
Job prospects and opportunities
Legislative drafting being a specialized field of work, most of the jobs in this field concerns with the state and the central government. You will be recruited by the governments to draft the legislations that are likely to see the light of the day. Your skill in drafting could be utilized in various other fields requiring writing skills.
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