Although the role of legislative drafters in the drafting of effective legislation has been recognised by governments and NGOs around the world, the services of skilled professionals come at a cost. We invite governments and NGOs, whose limited resources do not allow them to seek assistance from professional drafters, to use the free services of the Sir William Dale Legislative Drafting Clinic.
Purposes of the Clinic
To provide legislative drafting advice to clients ; and
To develop a forum for promote a rounded legal education combined with including practical legislative drafting skills.
Principles of the Clinic
Gender neutral drafting
Services of the Clinic
Drafting legislation, including Private Members' Bills
Drafting amendments to Bills
Advising on draft legislation
Advising on alternative legislative proposals
Undertaking pre and post legislative scrutiny
Governments with limited resources
Quasi and non-governmental organizations from around the world with limited resources
Parliamentarians with limited resources
The Clinic performs its functions with the voluntary assistance of selected members of the IALS' drafting community.
This includes: Staff, Fellows, Ph.D. candidates, students of the LL.M. students in Advanced Legislative Studies (both taught and via Distance Learning), and alumni of all IALS professional training programmes, including the Summer Course in Legislative Drafting.
Contacting the Clinic