Boston University School of Law

American Legislative Practice

JD786 American Legislative Practice: Clinic Option (C)

JD 786 ( A1)  MW 10:40 AM-12:40 PM 
6 cr., Fall 
Professor Kealy 
No Class Website
JD 786 ( B1)  MW 10:40 AM-12:40 PM 
6 cr., Spring 
Professor Kealy 
No Class Website
 

NOTE: Restricted to students who apply and are accepted into the program. The American Legislative Practice Clinic is a one-semester clinical program (six graded credits), offered in the fall and spring. The in-class seminar will cover subjects that affect the legislative process including: constitutional interpretation by legislatures, theories of representation, legislative organization and rules, lobbying, legislative oversight powers, and legislature-executive agency relationships. The clinic gives students the opportunity to develop and apply a variety of legal skills to the legislative process. Clinic participants work on several projects during the semester that highlight different aspects of the legislative process, allowing students to relate and test the theories discussed in class to real life situations.

 

JD937 American Legislative Practice: Interns/Fieldwork (C)

JD 937 ( B1)  ARR - 
Var cr., Spring 
Professor Kealy 
No Class Website
 

American Legislative Practice is a one-semester clinical program. Students are required to apply and be accepted to the program before they register. The Internship Option will be offered in both the spring and fall semesters in 2011/2012. Accepted students will work with a Senator or Representative in the Massachusetts Legislature for 3-5 ungraded credits. The program matches second-year and third-year students with Senators and Representatives at the Massachusetts State House. Interns may draft legislation; evaluate testimony; participate in planning meetings with legislators and staff; research questions of law and fact for proposed legislation; observe legislative strategy sessions and negotiations; attend floor debates and committee meetings. COREQUISITE: American Legislative Practice: Interns/Seminar (JD 938). NOTE: This program satisfies the upper-class professional skills requirement.

 

JD938 American Legislative Practice: Interns/Seminar

JD 938 ( B1)  MW 10:40 AM-12:40 PM 
3 cr., Spring 
Professor Kealy 
No Class Website
 

The American Legislative Practice: Internship option is a one-semester clinical program. Students are required to apply and be accepted to the program before they register. The Internship option is offered in both the spring and fall semesters in 2011/2012. The American Legislative Practice seminar will cover subjects that affect the legislative process including: constitutional interpretation by legislatures, theories of representation, legislative organization and rules, lobbying, legislative oversight powers, and legislature-executive agency relationships. The seminar component counts for three graded credits. COREQUISITE: American Legislative Practice: Interns/Fieldwork(JD937).