LAW 5666: Lobbying and Advocacy - 2184

Lobbying and Advocacy
Class Term:
Spring Term 2017-2018
Catalog Number:
5666
Class Number:
24952
Class Schedule:
Monday
5:30 pm
8:20 pm
Room:
Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy Room
Professor(s):

Professor

Type:
Lecture
Credits:
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
"W" Writing
Professional Skills
Experiential Learning
Priority:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Full Year Course:
No
Category:
Standard Courses

Additional Information

This class will be taught primarily from the University of Pittsburgh's Washington Center in Washington, DC, which is connected via video-link to the law school in Pittsburgh. Students may participate either from Pittsburgh via videoconference or from Washington while participating in the Semester in DC Program. Students interested in taking this class in Washington through the Semester in DC Program should review the Semester in DC Program information on Pitt’s website and contact the program director to discuss the program requirements and externship application process. This class is also open to GSPIA students.

Grading Details

Grades will be based 60% on a series of short weekly assignments and in-class exercises, and 40% on a final project developing a strategic plan for a hypothetical client.

Description

In this course, students will learn core knowledge and skills required for lobbying and advocacy work. Students will practice advocacy and writing skills through exercises and assignments and will meet with lobbyists. This course will focus primarily on lobbying in the federal context.

Lobbying and Advocacy