Spring 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LAWP 200-01 Foundations in Policy Studies
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PMGT 200-01. This course will provide a foundational experience for majors in both Law and Policy and Policy Management. It will introduce key policy studies principles, including an appreciation for (1) fluid interdisciplinarity, (2) the contingent nature of knowledge, (3) connections to the wider world beyond the college, (4) principle-based models of leadership, (5) the meaningful application of ethics, and (6) the role of stakeholder values in problem analysis and decision making processes. Prerequisites: POSC 120 and ECON 111. This course is cross-listed as PMGT 200.
1330:MR   DENNY 204
LAWP 230-01 Negotiation and Advocacy
Instructor: Edward Guido
Course Description:
This course will focus on the role of the advocate in the law and policy-making process. It will consider various types of advocacy (public debate, litigation, public relations, etc.) and various methods of negotiation as well as compare and contrast the advocate's role in different forums (legislatures, courts, administrative agencies, the press, etc.). Prerequisites: POSC 120 or permission of the instructor.
1500:MR   DENNY 104
LAWP 248-01 The Judiciary
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 248-01. A study of the structure, processes, and institutional role of the American judiciary. Topics may include: the adversarial system, criminal and civil procedure, implementation of court decisions, judicial decision-making, legal development, and legal reasoning. Special attention is given to the federal judiciary, especially the Supreme Court. Prerequisites: POSC 120 or permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as POSC 248.
1030:TR   DENNY 311
LAWP 255-01 Philosophy of Law
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PHIL 255-01. Fundamental problems of legal philosophy are considered, including the nature of law, the justification of legal authority, the relationship between legality and morality, the nature of judicial decision-making, theories of punishment, and/or issues involved in civil disobedience. Prerequisites: a previous course in philosophy or major standing in Law and Policy or Political Science. This course is cross-listed as PHIL 255.
0930:MWF   DENNY 211
LAWP 300-01 Gateway Course
Instructor: Albert Masland
Course Description:
This course explores the diverse public-service roles that lawyers and administrators play at the local, state, national, and international levels. Emphasis will be given to the professional rights and duties attached to public-service positions and the ethical dilemmas that arise in fulfilling these responsibilities. Public-service professionals will play an integral role in the course as visiting speakers. Prerequisite: LAWP/PMGT 200.
1800:W   DENNY 204
LAWP 400-01 Biomedical Tech, Policy & Law
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
This course examines the legal, ethical and policy issues surrounding developments in biomedical technology, with a focus on surrogate motherhood, in vitro fertilization, stem cell research and cloning. We will study the scientific advances in these areas along with their practical applications. We will consider how the different individual and institutional perspectives of scientific, political and legal actors combine to frame the policy debate about the use and regulation of cutting-edge medical and scientific research.
1330:TR   STERN 12
LAWP 500-01 Biomedical Technology, Policy and Law
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
 
LAWP 550-01 Separating Church & State: A Comparative Legal Analysis of Religious Freedom in France/United States
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
 
Courses Offered in PMGT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PMGT 200-01 Foundations in Policy Studies
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LAWP 200-01. This course will provide a foundational experience for majors in both Law and Policy and Policy Management. It will introduce key policy studies principles, including an appreciation for (1) fluid interdisciplinarity, (2) the contingent nature of knowledge, (3) connections to the wider world beyond the college, (4) principle-based models of leadership, (5) the meaningful application of ethics, and (6) the role of stakeholder values in problem analysis and decision making processes. Prerequisites: POSC 120 and ECON 111. This course is cross-listed as LAWP 200.
1330:MR   DENNY 204
PMGT 220-01 Biomedical Ethics
Instructor: Amy McKiernan
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PHIL 220-01. A study of ethical issues arising in the context of medical practice, biomedical research, and health related policy making, with focus on the ethical concepts, theories and reasoning methods developed to clarify and resolve these issues. This course is a Health Studies elective Prerequisite: One previous course in philosophy, or LPPM 200, or permission of instructor. This course is cross-listed as PHIL 220.
0900:TR   STERN 103