Policy Design Studio

SLN #: 24168
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 040
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Polt;Warlick

Course Description:
Led by two former U.S. Ambassadors, students constitute an U.S. Embassy Country Team for a specific country and manage a reality-based diplomatic agenda. The focus country will be one dealing with challenges related to the establishment of rule of law and good governance. Students will be assigned the actual roles of Embassy team members, and together with their “Ambassador,” practice how U.S. foreign policy, particularly in the rule of law sector, is developed and executed in the field. For this semester, the course will focus on Turkey – a newly independent state that is dealing with legal uncertainties over international recognition and accession to international agreements, systemic corruption, a history of ethnic-based atrocity crimes, unresolved issues over rights of minorities, networks of organized criminality, and secessionist movements that control certain swaths of territory. This course will also examine the broader regional context for development of rule of law. This unique course is part of the McCain Institute Washington Policy Design Studio Experience, consisting of enhanced class sessions and a Washington internship. Students attend the Policy Design Studio class each Monday morning (with a few noted exceptions), followed by afternoon Institute activities. This is a course designed for law and graduate students, modified to be more demanding than the ASU undergraduate version of the PDS course. Participants work standard workdays in their internships Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Unless otherwise noted, attendance at all weekly PDS morning and afternoon sessions is mandatory.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Participation, team work, and initiative will account for 15% of a student’s grade.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.