This course will consider the relationship of law and the making of public policy, giving special emphasis to the variety of interactions among the three branches of the federal government. Students will study, in depth, three government proceedings (an administrative rulemaking, the enactment of a law by Congress, and an appeal to the United States Supreme Court), focusing both on the legal and policy issues involved and the roles of government officials, attorneys, and members of the public in these proceedings. This course is required for students seeking a certificate in Law and Public Policy. LPP students are encouraged to take this course in the spring of their second year, and must complete a course in Administrative Law before enrolling in this course.
Upper-level course for: