Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Reform

Details

Course Code:
LAW 414N
Units:
2 - 3
Grading:
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail

Description

This Policy Lab will engage students who are interested in campaign finance reform and/or the future of political communication on the Internet. The research projects students will undertake involve the effect of the transition from television to the internet as the principal mode of political campaigning. Research will include assessments of candidate, party and independent spending on different forms of communication in the ongoing presidential election campaign, investigation into rules for political communication on major internet platforms (e.g., Facebook, Google/YouTube, Twitter), and review of the relevant literature on campaign finance and political communication. The client is the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC, which will house a campaign finance reform commission that will be tracking developments during the 2016 campaign. Opportunities for research on campaign finance issues, more generally, will also be part of this policy lab in subsequent months. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02), which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor. Elements used in grading: Research memo and individual meetings with the professor. 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, 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

2015-2016 Spring

Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Reform LAW 414N Section 01 Class #57688

  • 2 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent 40

Notes: Law Unit Limitation.

Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Reform LAW 414N Section 02 Class #59217

  • 2 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent 40

Notes: Law Unit Limitation. R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

2015-2016 Winter

Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Reform LAW 414N Section 01 Class #45256

  • 2 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent 40

Notes: Law Unit Limitation.

Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Reform LAW 414N Section 02 Class #45257

  • 2 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent

Notes: Law Unit Limitation. R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

2015-2016 Autumn

Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Reform LAW 414N Section 01 Class #27491

  • 2 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent 40

Notes: Law Unit Limitation.

Policy Practicum: Campaign Finance Reform LAW 414N Section 02 Class #27492

  • 2 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent

Notes: Law Unit Limitation. R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

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