PUBLPOL Politics and Policy in California
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Politics and Policy in California
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Public Policy : Public interest lawyers effect social change in a variety of ways, one of which is to push for changes in government policies or regulations. Students interested in a public interest practice should consider taking 1 or more courses that consider the process of decision-making by agencies and branches of the federal government.
General course Description:
State politics and policy making, including the role of the legislature, legislative leadership, the governor, special interests, campaign finance, the public, ballot initiatives, the state constitution, the media, and the role of research organizations. Case studies include pension reform, health care, term limits and other political reform measures, open primaries, infrastructure improvements, and the budget. Changes in constitutional and in state statutes that can improve policy making in California.