Lobbying and AdvocacyClass Term:
Spring Term 2017-2018Catalog Number:
Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy Room
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)Graduation Requirements:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year PriorityFull Year Course:
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.
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.
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.