Past case studies have included: immigration reform, Ebola and other epidemics, climate change, Affordable Care Act of 2010, and international rule of law.
This seminar will be taught primarily from the University of Pittsburgh’s Washington Center in Washington, DC, which is connected via video-link to the law school in Pittsburgh. Students may participate either from Pittsburgh via videoconference or from Washington while participating in the Semester in DC Program. Students interested in taking this class in Washington through the Semester in DC Program should review the Semester in DC Program information on Pitt's website and contact the program director to discuss the program requirements and externship application process. This seminar is also open to GSPIA students.
Grades will be based 50% upon a final seminar paper of 15 pages or more, 25% upon weekly reaction papers, and 25% upon participation in on-line and in-class discussion.