A Peek Behind the Curtain of the U.S. Code (H7)

Date + Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2019: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Speakers: Julie Graves Krishnaswami, Yale Law School; Ralph Seep, Office of the Law Revision Counsel; Rob Sukol, Office of the Law Revision Counsel

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The U.S. Code is central to our legal system and legal research. Have you ever wondered how it comes to be? In this session we’ll hear from the experts, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel (OLRC), as they explain the codification process, what exactly is ‘positive law,’ and why some law appears in statutory notes. They will also discuss the challenges of the codification process and how that affects the structure of the Code.

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