Friday, March 7, 2014
ALICE (American Legislative and Issue Campaign Exchange) is an almost two-year-old project whose central focus is advancing progressive policy through the creation, curation, and communication of content within a web-based, fully-text-searchable, public library of progressive state and local laws and written supports in argument for them. Much of ALICE’s content is produced by a network of law professors and students from dozens of schools nationwide, practicing attorneys, experts in legislative drafting, and policy experts from a wide range of think tanks and progressive policy organizations. One such expert is Professor David Marcello, Executive Director of The Public Law Center, and an internationally-recognized legislative drafting expert. ALICE sat down with Professor Marcello last year to discuss the role of legislative drafting in the legal process, and to offer tips to students and others interested in taking on a drafting project. In Part 1 of the resulting interview series, Professor Marcello discusses the importance of legislative drafting, finding drafting opportunities, and how broadly one should craft legislation. Check out the video and contact ALICE at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more.