Fall 2016 Course Schedule

The Washington Lawyer (LAW-892-001A)
Lubbers, Yeomans

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:50 PM (T) - Warren - Room NT03

Enrolled: 19 / Limit: 24

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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

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Readings on MyWCL

First Class Readings

• Thomas Susman, A Perspective on the Washington Lawyer Today, 44 ADMIN. L. REV. 1 (Winter 1992) • Article I of the U.S. Constitution • https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42843.pdf • http://www.vox.com/2016/7/18/12210500/diagnosed-dysfunction-republican-party • http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?q=news/rep-henry-a-waxman-announces-plans-to-retire-from-congress • http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=df6630d2-122b-4b85-8520-b08f13b20618&ContentType_id=c19bc7a5-2bb9-4a73-b2ab-3c1b5191a72b&Group_id=0fd6ddca-6a05-4b26-8710-a0b7b59a8f1f&MonthDisplay=1&YearDisplay=2014 • http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/us/politics/congress-recesses-leaving-more-stalemates-than-accomplishments.html


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