The withdrawal of the federal government from many areas of its traditional responsibility (civil rights, environment, antitrust, and consumer) has led some state attorneys general to take it upon themselves to set national policy. This one-credit course will critically explore this phenomenon in depth. In addition to the seminar, students will be encouraged to pursue written research for an additional credit of supervised research. The written work will be eligible for either major or minor writing credit.
This seminar is designed for those students who have taken L8056 or who have shown a particular interest in state legal initiatives. The classes will be held intensively in January and February at times that accommodate the schedules of the instructor and the selected students. Those students pursuing supervised research will spend February, March and early April working on their projects during which time they will have regular meetings with the instructor, other faculty members, state attorneys general and assistant attorneys general. The seminar will reconvene in April when student research projects will be collectively reviewed.
Students undertaking extra writing by writing longer or additional papers can receive one extra credit by registering for Supervised Research under instructor's direction. Admittance to the course is by permission of the instructor and is limited to eight students. Applicants are required to send the instructor a one-page statement of interest.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
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