The Catholic University of America
Student Policy Projects 2017 

Each year, LPP students in their final year undertake a public policy campaign. Working with their professors, students devise, design, research, and present a policy campaign on an issue of national or regional importance. Students often work with legislators, regulators, and other stakeholders as part of the process. These projects are a unique opportunity for CUA students to engage in policymaking directly and to see firsthand the complexities involved in making change happen.


The LPP Student Public Policy Campaigns for 2016-2017 were:


·         Address the looming shortage of commercial pilots by implementing a special user fee on airline tickets and using the proceeds to subsidize the cost of pilot training programs.

·         Improve the treatment of animals in commercial settings by modifying proposed legislation in Maryland to more closely resemble best practices gleaned from other States.

·         Promulgate new standards for the ethical use by attorneys of cloud computing for confidential attorney work product.

·         Improve the law in Washington DC to allow for next of kin to have legal access to a decedent’s digital information such as email and text messages.

·         Consider the merits of an expedited federal review process for a pilot program to combat spread of the Zika virus by using genetically modified mosquitoes.

·         Advance voting rights through the development of an app by the U.S. election assistance commission to aide voter registration on a nonpartisan basis.

Institutes and Special Programs Contact Information

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Mailing Address:

Office of Institues and Special Programs
The Catholic University of America
Columbus School of Law

Washington, DC 20064

Constantia Dedoulis
Director of Institutes and Special Programs