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243.2 sec. 1 - The Legal Journalism Practice Project (Fall 2012)
"Legal Journalism Practice Project"

Instructor: Governor Jennifer Mulhern Granholm  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2

Students enrolled in this hands-on project will work directly on Current TV's nightly prime time television show, The War Room with Jennifer Granholm.
Students will develop and research the legal, political and electoral stories to be aired on the show each night. The show will explore stories such as health care reform, a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the role of campaign finance and superpacs, electoral maps and delegate issues, necessary amendments to labor laws, trade agreements, energy policy, taxes, and any other number of hot policy issues being debated during the election. Students accepted for this project will be required to attend a 2-unit class on Fridays at noon at Current TV's offices and studio in San Francisco, and will be required to devote one full day per week to working on the show from the morning 9:30 meeting until the show's end at 7:00 p.m. Students must apply to be considered for this course by submitting a letter, transcript and resume to Ida Ng at 793 Simon Hall by April 16.

Jennifer Granholm is a former two-term governor and attorney general of Michigan, from 1999-2011. Her experience of governing the state with the toughest economy in the nation during the last decade will provide students with her unique insights into the policy and politics of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections.

This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.

Exam Notes: None
Course Category: Advocacy Skills Courses
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Law and Economics
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest

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