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295D sec. 1 - UCDC: Law and Lawyering in the Nation (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Nicole Lehtman  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Units: 3

Law and Lawyering in the Nation's Capital is the graded seminar course that accompanies the full-time, semester-long field placements as part of the UCDC Law Program. The UCDC Law Program combines a weekly seminar with the placement to offer law students an unparalleled opportunity to learn how federal statutes, regulations, and policies are made, changed and understood in the nation's capital.

The weekly 3-hour seminar explores the lawmaking and law-changing continuum, the myriad roles lawyers play in the process, and the many legal and policy career options unique to Washington, DC. The seminar also provides a setting for reflection through weekly rounds and student presentations about their placements, to better connect learning in the seminar and in the field.

The UCDC Law Program includes law students from Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, and UC Irvine. Classes are held at the University of California Washington Center in Washington, DC. For more information about the course and the Program in general, please visit: or contact

There are no prerequisites for the course, however all students participating in the Program must complete an application by Thursday, October 6.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Field Placements
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest

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