288.8 sec. 1 - Law and Lawyering in the State Capitol (Fall 2014)
Instructor: Mary Louise Frampton (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Tam Ma
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Meeting Time: W 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 107
Course Start: August 27, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49853
Law and Lawyering in the State Capitol
This is a wonderful opportunity for students who want to do lawyering and legislative advocacy in a governmental, private, or non-profit setting. This course offers an in-depth examination of the legislative process in action both within the California Legislature and from the advocates' perspective. Students will have the opportunity to learn from legislative leaders and policy advocates who have successfully drafted, proposed, and enacted state statutes and regulations. In their selected subject matter areas students will work directly with legislative staffers, agency attorneys, lobbyists, and advocacy organizations in the Bay Area and Sacramento to research and develop legislative and administrative strategies, draft and track bills, participate in committee hearings, and attend legislative hearings. They will also be trained in key legislative advocacy skills. Although most classes will be held at Berkeley Law some limited instruction and observation will take place in Sacramento. For those students who wish to further develop and refine their skills and acquire additional expertise, this course will be followed in the spring semester with placements in policy advocacy organizations and firms and inside the Legislature and administrative agencies as part of the Boalt in Sacramento program.
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