University of Pittsburgh

Law-Making Seminar

Catalog Number: 5877
3.0 Credits
Priority: Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
Catalog Requirements: Upper-Level Writing, "W" Writing.

This seminar will explore the processes of federal law-making and public policy development through examination of a series of selected topics concerning lobbying, the legislative process, judicial challenges to new laws, and administrative rule-making and enforcement. A primary purpose of the seminar is to enrich students’ understanding of law-making and policy development by focusing on a series of case studies concerning particular laws and policies and introducing information about the relevant political dynamics, bureaucratic systems, and other real-world factors. Thus, in addition to studying written materials, students will talk with Washington-based attorneys and others who are experts in the relevant fields. The selected topics will vary from year to year.

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