LAW7547 - Urban Law and Policy Workshop

LAW7547 - Urban Law and Policy Workshop

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Students enrolled in this course will serve as an ad hoc urban law and policy think tank, working on policy research involving local issues and/or directly with policymakers in an urban community in Connecticut to draft laws, regulations, guidelines, plans, and other documents offering the most modern thinking in the respective areas of law. Students will spend a portion of the course studying the applicable local and model laws: their legal basis, key provisions, approaches, and recent innovations. Students will also discuss and work through specific assignments relating to the research project or the needs of the selected city. Students' work will include some or all of the following: researching legal or regulatory provisions in other localities, liaising with municipal, regional, or state officials, giving presentations, drafting language, and working with peers in small or large groups.