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Open to LLM in Law & Government and JD students.
This two-credit seminar examines how to be an effective “Washington Lawyer.” The course will focus on the core institutions of Washington lawyering, including Congress, the White House, Department of Justice, federal agencies, and the courts. It will cover such topics as congressional oversight and lawmaking, nominations, setting law and legal policy for the Executive Branch, the Administrative Procedure Act and other major statutes, and the roles of the media, public interest groups, lobbyists, ethics requirements, and money. This course is offered only in the Fall semester. Students may write longer papers and expand the two credit course to three or four credits with the approval of the professor.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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No textbook. All readings will be posted on MyWCL.
First Class Readings
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The syllabus is available in the following format(s):