The paper outlines a simplified view of the paradigmatic approaches of the disciplines of law to legal issues and policy analysis to policy issues. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of the inherent biases likely to emanate from each approach when applied to matters of policy advice within Government. It suggests that, when approaching policy issues, those with legal training should be aware of the need to: identify the government’s objective; identifying all relevant policy options; and the need to undertake a broad analysis of all relevant considerations.
Thinking about Law and Policy: Lessons for LawyersCrown Law Office & Law Commission (2006)
Publication DateDecember, 2006
Citation InformationMatthew S. R. Palmer. "Thinking about Law and Policy: Lessons for Lawyers" (Crown Law Office & Law Commission. Wellington, New Zealand. Dec. 2006). Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew_palmer/10