Course Description

601:548. LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY DRAFTING (3) WI

Robbins


LE - 9

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor (application); students must have daytime flexibility in their course schedule for field work.


Students in the course will work with partners on an assigned project related to New Jersey legislative work surrounding pathways to accessible justice for individuals in areas of law such as domestic violence and related areas. Students draft and revise materials designed to inform legislators and other stakeholders including possible legislation or modification to existing legislation.

This course involves three types of time commitments: a weekly class component; weekly team meetings with the professor; and field work. Field work may include visiting court proceedings to understand the purpose of the draft legislation, legislative sessions to understand the process, meetings with legislators, and meetings with other stakeholders such as other professionals working on the issues, and members of legislative offices.