Outlining a statute facilitates your understanding of the specific conduct that is regulated by the statute. It also provides details on how a court case resolves ambiguities and applies statutes to particular legal issues.
The first step in outlining a statute involves determining the elements, results, and exceptions of the statute in question. If the elements are linked with the word and, they must all be met to trigger the results. If elements are linked with the word or, only one of the elements must be established. If all of the elements are relevant but only some are needed, then the statute contains a factors test. A commonly known factors test is when child custody is determined by what is in the best interest of the child. The court considers factors such as the fitness of the parent, the relationship between child and parent, living accommodations, placement of siblings, educational opportunities, religious education, etc. The result is what will happen when the elements of the statute are met. Exceptions occur when an additional element is established and the usual result does not follow.
Once you have outlined a relevant statute, you can use the LexisNexis Academic database to consult the Interpretive Notes and Decisions that follow federal statutes and the Notes section that follows state statutes. They will direct you to cases that interpret specific elements of the relevant statute.
For this this Assignment: (2–3 pages)
- Outline a human trafficking international treaty. List the elements, results, and exceptions of the treaty.
- Provide a brief explanation of the treaty.
- Analyze and explain at least one statutory interpretation of the international treaty that aids in the enforcement of the treaty in a Policy Memorandum to your supervisor who is the Chief Policy Analyst for your division. In the Memorandum, use statutory law to argue either for or against the enforcement of the treaty.
- Remember to use Bluebook citation in the Memorandum.
Remember to use Bluebook citation in the Memorandum and create a 2- to 3-page paper outlining the information listed in your choice option. Submit by Day 7.
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