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Legislative & Administrative Advocacy

The Legislative and Administrative Advocacy Clinic examines how bills become law and how agency rules are promulgated.

Each student will research and draft a proposed bill or regulation on behalf of a client group, present it in a mock hearing, and write a research paper. Grades are based in equal proportions on the draft of an instrument, mock hearing, and research paper; there is no examination.

Class meetings (Monday-Wednesday, 5:30-6:50 p.m.) cover legislative and administrative research methodologies, drafting techniques, constitutional restrictions, and public access to information. This clinical course is open for enrollment by second and third year Tulane Law School students. A total of 24 students  may enroll. Students register via the normal registration procedure (Tutor); no application process is required.