A functioning State and its public services must meet multiple requirements relating to the current political debate, technical and financial uncertainties, as well as the rules arising from the constitutional and legal order in place. Organising a well-functioning State through public regulation and its legal sources, operation and technical implementation, make up an essential element of managing public policies.
Legal education usually puts an emphasis on the legal interpretation and legal reasoning. The questions of the political, economic and historic foundations and of the law drafting are barely touched upon. This course introduces to basic legal concepts (the concept of law, the concept of rule of law, the principles of good administration, the sources of law) and to processes and methods of drafting laws and decisions.