The LTP component of this course is conducted in conjunction with the Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation and Advocacy. The LTP will provide an experiential learning opportunity for law students representing local governments, community advocates and individuals with tobacco-related legal problems.
Student responsibilities will include: 1) drafting state and local tobacco control legislation; 2) assisting advocates in the support of such legislation or in opposition to legislation counter to tobacco control goals, including drafting testimony for legislative sponsors and advocates and testifying before the General Assembly or local legislative bodies; 3) meeting with state officials working in this area; 4) researching public health and legal resources to determine the effectiveness of existing or proposed tobacco control initiatives in Maryland and other states; 5) identifying potential opponent groups to a proposed bill, ordinance or initiative and preparing to negotiate or respond to those groups; and 6) drafting informational materials for tobacco control advocates for publication in the Center newsletter, on the Center website, or other Center publications. The course satisfies the Cardin Requirement.
In addition to the regular two hour class meeting, students registering for Tobacco Control Seminar: Legal Theory and Practice also meet for a second two hour period with students separately enrolled in Environmental Law Seminar/Health Law Seminar: Tobacco Control and the Law. LTP students earn one grade for this six credit offering.
Students who enroll in this course are required to attend a one day (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) Law Practice Orientation Program the Friday before the first day of the semester in which the course begins.
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Last offered Fall 2010.