Government Relations

SLN #: 71205
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Harris

Course Description:
A working knowledge of the government relations process and an understanding statutory construction is important to all lawyers – not just those who plan to participate in the legislative process. The course focuses on what a lawyer needs to understand about the law making process, including:

• The foundations and techniques of legislative advocacy.

• The structure of statutory acts, how enactments interrelate with existing law, and the impact of a change in the law on the interpretation of the law.

• How an understanding of the legislative process can enhance regulatory, litigation and transaction practices.

• Ethical considerations and strategies to follow, consider – or avoid – when representing clients in the legislative arena.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
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.