Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Task Force

Details

Course Code:
LAW 805C
Units:
2
Grading:
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail

Description

This policy practicum will engage students to perform research on a number of topics related to the financing of election campaigns, with a particular eye on developments that have taken place in the 2016 election. The client is a national campaign finance task force led by former White House Counsel Robert Bauer and former Romney and Bush campaign Counsel Ben Ginsberg. Research areas would include: How has the financing of campaigns changed following Citizens United? How have candidates, parties and groups altered spending to account for the rise of the internet as a medium of political communication? Have developments in outside spending affected the power of political parties? How has primary campaign spending changed as a result of rising political polarization? This policy practicum will not meet regularly; each student will meet periodically with Professor Persily to determine a research topic and a strategy for developing a paper to be handed in by the end of the term. Elements used in grading: Final Paper. — NOTE: Students may not count more than a combined total of eight units of directed research projects and policy lab practica toward graduation unless the additional counted units are approved in advance by the Petitions Committee. Such approval will be granted only for good cause shown. Even in the case of a successful petition for additional units, a student cannot receive a letter grade for more than eight units of independent research (Policy Lab practicum, Directed Research, Directed Writing, Senior Thesis, and/or Research Track). Any units taken in excess of eight will be graded on a mandatory pass basis. For detailed information, see "Directed Research/Policy Labs" in the SLS Student Handbook. CONSENT APPLICATION: To apply for this course, students must complete and submit a Consent Application Form available on the SLS website (Click Courses at the bottom of the homepage and then click Consent of Instructor Forms). See Consent Application Form for instructions and submission deadline.

Past Offerings

2016-2017 Spring

Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Task Force LAW 805C Section 01 Class #32840

  • 2 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent 20

Notes: Law Unit Limitation.

2016-2017 Winter

Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Task Force LAW 805C Section 01 Class #31497

  • 2 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent 20

Notes: Law Unit Limitation. This class section has been cancelled!

2016-2017 Autumn

Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Task Force LAW 805C Section 01 Class #30855

  • 2 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent 20

Notes: Law Unit Limitation.

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