Boston University School of Law

JD786 American Legislative Practice: Clinic Option (C)

JD 786 ( A1)  MW 10:40 AM-12:40 PM 
6 cr., Fall 
Professor Kealy 
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JD 786 ( B1)  MW 10:40 AM-12:40 PM 
6 cr., Spring 
Professor Kealy 
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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.