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LLM.LAWG only; JDs only if space is available with special permission of instructors.
This two-credit seminar will bring together LL.M in Law and Government students and selected J.D. students to examine 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.
Textbooks and Other Materials
No textbook; all readings will be posted on MyWCL.
First Class Readings
Not available at this time.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):