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Legislative/ Congressional Workshop (1 OR 2)

Students must also concurrently register for the Legislative/Congressional Practicum, which is in which the student will complete specific written assignments related to the legislative work of their individual offices and will keep diaries of their work experiences. Class readings and discussions will focus on such issues as the role of congressional rules in shaping legislation, the differences in practices of investigative, appropriations and authorizing committees, and the role of personal office staff. Experts on Congress from various interest groups and congressional offices will participate in the workshops in order to give students their perspectives on the legislative process. Course requirements will include class presentations as well as the drafting of a set of the basic documents of persuasion used by congressional offices (a Dear Colleague letter of explanation, a set of hearing questions, an explanatory speech and a floor colloquy.) Students will be interviewed by Ms. Fleischer prior to placement in a congressional office. Students must register for both the Legislative/Congressional Practicum and the Legislative/Congressional Workshop in the semester in which the work will be done. Grading for the Workshop is on the A-F scale.

Current & Previous Instructors:
Mike Beland; Ruth Fleischer;

553L (CRN: 25940)       Credits: 2
    Beland.
    Spring, 2014 (Evening).
    TBA  
    Room Washington, DC.
    Booklist.    
553L (CRN: 96776)       Credits: 2
    Beland.
    Fall, 2014 (Evening).
    Wed: 5:30  
    Room Washington, DC.
    .8 openings. (Limit 8). See course waitlist.
    
553L (CRN: )       Credits: 2
    Beland.
    Spring, 2015 (Evening).
    Wed: 5:30  
    Room Washington, DC.
    


Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

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