Policy Practicum: Veterans Research


Course Code:
LAW 414K
Law Mandatory P/R/F


The Stanford Veterans Policy Practicum will explore the possibilities for veterans policy research programs at Stanford. The course is open to Stanford students from all departments, and will focus on researching the current disposition of veterans research at academic and research institutions nationwide, with a particular emphasis on entities and individuals engaged in conducting policy research. Through our research, we hope to identify the key entities, offices, and individuals engaged in veterans-related work, what they have studied and are studying, how they are funded, what models they use to operate and conduct research, how they publish their work, what impact their work has on policy and practice, and any other relevant information. Students interested in particular veterans policy issues are encouraged to study related research programs and all students will develop a strong understanding of veterans policy issues, the body of existing research on veterans issues and the current research framework. Students will present their research and findings in a suitable format, and there will be opportunities for students who choose to continue their work after the term. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Attendance, 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, 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 e-mail the Consent Application Form available on the SLS Registrar's Office website (see Registration and Selection of Classes for Stanford Law Students) to the instructor. See Consent Application Form for submission deadline.

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