Redesigning the Venezuelan Judiciary / The Venezuelan Constitutional Crisis (807E)

Venezuela is undergoing a profound political, humanitarian, and economic crisis. Although a dictatorship currently reigns, reformers have begun to plan for a brighter and more democratic future. Students enrolled in this policy lab will have a unique opportunity to help set the terms of a future Venezuelan democracy (and institutional reforms) via a report to be submitted to the Venezuelan National Assembly, the only remaining democratic institution in the country. The report will inform efforts to create a new Venezuelan judiciary. Specifically, students will spearhead completion of a report designed to explore reforms and improvements to judicial independence, judicial appointments, the workings of the judiciary, and the broader legal system. The practicum seeks graduate students and qualified undergraduates from law, public policy, international policy studies, international relations, Latin American sttudies, and political science.

Course Details
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Clients & Deliverables

Client: National Assembly of Venezuela, Special Committee for the Defense of the Constitution

Deliverables: Client briefing and policy report