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GRAD > PPOL-G > 747

Law & Public Policy

This course exposes students to differing theoretical perspectives in the academic literature, as well as to important areas of law. The course focuses on judicial policy-making and on the nature of the litigious U.S. society. In addition to examining why the courts are such central actors in U.S. policy-making, participants also explore the consequences of the distinctive role the courts play in various policy areas--for example, abortion, civil rights, desegregation, the environment, health care, labor policy, social legislation, special education, and welfare.

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