Law & Foreign Policy in Washington DC

SLN #: 93185
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: D02
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Fromholz

Course Description:
This class will meet on the following days:
Fridays Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm.
Friday, October 4 from 1:30 - 6pm, and
Saturday, October 5 from 9am - 6pm

The objectives of this course are to familiarize you with policy-making mechanisms in Washington, DC, including government agencies, Congress, advocacy organizations, and the United Nations. The course will also focus on the variety of roles that lawyers may take in shaping and implementing policy, and will introduce students to laws related to mass atrocities, to prepare for the simulation that ends the course. This simulation, which will be supervised by a retired CIA officer, is of a kind routinely used in government agencies to help improve policies and their implementation. In this simulation, students will work in teams to develop governmental and other responses toward an unfolding mass atrocity in Sri Lanka (South Asia).

The simulation is 50% of the grade. 10% is class participation (classes other than the simulation) and a short paper (7 pp) is 40%.

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
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Yes, see course description
Participation Points: Yes, see course description
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.