Quality of Laws Institute




                IN GOVERNANCE AND THE






"So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy."

Roger Nash Baldwin

The Quality of Laws Institute Mission


      The purpose of the Institute is to end the chaos of laws and foster the ascendancy of governments to the status of true democracy.


      To accomplish its mission, the Institute is involved in the development of quality programs for laws and lawmaking, and a Scientific Society of Peers for the publication of scientific literature that is relevant to laws and lawmaking:


      Scientific Society of Peers The Institute is developing a charter for a scientific society of peers.  The Society will define and promote professional ethics and will be the focus of activities for the scientists and engineers that are involved with the derivation of scientific knowledge and the efficacious solution of societal problems.  The Society will be the gatekeeper of scientific knowledge and will provide a forum for discussions of methods, standards, and solutions related to laws of government and lawmaking.  Qualified professionals will be invited to become members of the Society and to serve on peer review committees that evaluate scientific reports that have been submitted for publication in the journals of the Society.


      PublicationThe Index Lex Legis  Many valid peer-reviewed articles related to the design, structure, and mechanics of laws already exist in the worldwide scientific literature.  A bibliographic listing of references to the scientific literature of laws has been assembled into a data base: The Index Lex Legis. The Index allows scientists, engineers, and others to have access to the worldwide scientific knowledge base of laws CLICK HERE. The Institute plans to update the Index annually, and expand the Index to include scientific acticles related to engineering principles of design and outcomes research methodologies. 


      Publication: Journal of the Science of Laws  The Society will review submitted scientific reports that are relevant to the structure and mechanics of laws, and to outcomes research methodologies.  If a report meets the standards of the Society, it will be published by the Institute in the scientific journal of the Society, e.g., the “Journal of the Science of Laws.”  The journal will be a public document whose purpose is to make scientific knowledge of laws available to all interested parties.  By having access to scientific reports, legislatures will then be able to establish an effective quality assurance program that will review the performance of laws.  The knowledge that is accumulated of the structure and mechanics of laws will also be the basis for the engineering design of laws that optimally serve the purpose of democracy.


      Publication: Journal of the Engineering Discipline of Laws  The Society will review submitted reports that are relevant to the design and optimization of the laws of government, such as modeling, computational techniques, quality design standards, networking, and software reliability.  If a report meets the standards of the Society, it will be published in the engineering journal of the Society, e.g., the “Journal of the Engineering Discipline of Laws.”  The journal will make knowledge of law-design processes available to engineers, legislators, and all other parties that are interested in the design of laws that serve the purpose of democracy. 


      Quality Standards:  One of the results of the science of laws will be the discovery and refinement of 1) quality design (QD) standards for the creation of laws, 2) quality assurance (QA) standards for the follow-up evaluation of laws, and 3) quality improvement (QI) standards for the optimization of laws.  The Institute will work with the Scientific Society to develop, organize, and promulgate quality standards for laws and lawmaking. 


      Reference:  The reference text that introduces the concept of the science of laws is, "THE END OF CHAOS: Quality Laws and the Ascendancy of Democracy" by David G. Schrunk, Quality of Laws Press, 2005.  The book may be purchased from Amazon.com at the following link: