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295D sec. 1 - UCDC: Law and Lawyering in the Nation's Capital (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Susan Schechter  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Nicole Lehtman  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Units: 3

Law and Lawyering in the Nation's Capital is the 3-unit 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 is designed to explore the role of the federal government lawyer. Through a series of guest lecturers the seminar will help students learn about the process of federal lawmaking. We will also investigate the unique role lawyers in Washington DC play in affecting, making and changing federal law and policy. 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

Requirements Satisfaction:

This course satisfies the Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: None
Course Category: Field Placements

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