Law (for Non-Law School Stu)
LW 6400: Law, Policy and Legal Argument
Lecture - 4 credits
- This course explores the legal levers that drive policy change.
- Advocates often intend to alter public policy in support of an organization or a cause.
- But influencing policy requires understanding who sets policy in the first instance.
- Is the issue governed by federal, state or local law?
- Are key decision makers elected or appointed?
- Who is it most important to persuade and what sorts of arguments are likely to convince the key audience?
- This course will introduce students to the mechanisms of government that drive key policy debates across a wide range of issues, which may include health care, market regulation, environmental policy, housing, education, the internet, privacy, and social policy.
- Emphasis will be placed on tailoring arguments to different constituencies.
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