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    • 21781-01
    • Lobbying
    • Messing
    • Tue 6:10 PM-7:00 PM
    • 1
    • Professional Skills
    • experiential
    • exam with paper option
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    Lobbying (21781). 1 unit. Law school focuses on advocacy within the court system; in contrast, lobbying—the often-maligned sibling of litigation—focuses on advocacy within legislatures and rulemaking bodies. But both litigation and lobbying, at their core, involve efforts to persuade governmental decisionmakers to achieve positive results for clients. And both, in their noblest forms, attempt to shape the law for the better. This course explores lobbying: it will focus on how lobbyists—at both for-profit and non-profit groups—influence legislation, drawing on the insights of academic research, active lobbyists, and elected officials. The course will also discuss the history of the field, the professionalization of the field, the laws governing lobbyists, and other ways that lobbyists achieve their goals (such as launching public relations campaigns and pushing legislators to hold hearings). The course will provide students with a more fulsome understanding of how to navigate and influence the legislative process. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. N. Messing.

    Location: SLB - 122 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20201
    Exam: 5/01/2017 - 5/15/2017
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 2 hour(s)

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