Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Legislative Lawyering (LAW-795LL-001)
John Gilliland, Hal Shapiro

Meets: 04:00 PM - 05:50 PM (W) - Yuma - Room Y404

Enrolled: 20 / Limit: 24

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This course provides an introduction to the role of lawyers in public policy formation and implementation. It focuses on legislation, congressional procedures, statutory interpretation, and other skills lawyers need to assist clients with legislative matters. It also will introduce you to lawyering issues arising from Executive Branch policy making. The course will attempt to combine theory and practice at every stage. It attempts to introduce you to what the uninitiated would consider lobbying but, as you will see, lobbying is a small subset of the work lawyers do in relation to public policy. You will learn that lobbyists do not need to be lawyers – or even high school or college graduates. However, a lawyer can bring important and uniquely relevant tools to help clients in relation to public policy – whether those clients are corporations, non-governmental organizations, Members of Congress, or Executive Branch officials.

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First Class Readings

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