Explore the institutions and meet the practitioners who determine federal judicial policy in the public law semester. This program traces American public law through its origination, formulation, implementation, and interpretation. Current issues confronting the republic and the processes by which decisions are made constitute the core of the program.
Take an up close look at the pivotal topics of our time and the processes by which the U.S. legal system addresses them. The goal of the Public Law seminar is to provide each student with an advanced knowledge of the first amendment and political speech, operations of the institutions of the government as they fit into a constitutional setting, and civil liberties.
From free speech on the Internet to affirmative action to the finer points of the federal judicial and legislative systems, you discuss and dissect the full spectrum of current public law topics and leave with a realistic view of the possibilities and limitations of politics and government.
Through discussions with a large and diverse set of guest speakers, field trips, as well as an internship, you deconstruct, analyze, and reconstruct the principles that are central to American public law. This semester program is a favorite for future lawyers, and many of our Public Law alums say it is great preparation for law school.
For detailed information visit: Washington Semester, Public Law