In LawCraft, students take on the role of a congressional representative or state senator from a district or state of their choosing. After receiving a host of letters from their constituents, the player chooses an issue to craft into legislation. However, not everyone in the House or Senate will instantly agree! Here, the player picks and chooses particular sections of a bill that appeal to the different members of their chamber. Different amendments appeal to different values. The key is to compromise. In order to get a bill passed, one must balance the needs of the different stakeholders in the house, the senate and the presidency.
The purpose of LawCraft is to expose student's to the necessary compromising that occurs in congress in order to craft legislation fairly representing all people and their different points of view. The student quickly realizes that their ideal vision of a bill just isn't possible and that they must make concessions in order to get the other representatives to agree to it. Additionally, the student is shown the role the President takes in crafting the nation's laws.