Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW9027
    Sched. No.: 113820869

Moral Dimensions of Policymaking in the United States*
Section 1
Riley, Margaret F.
Wicks, Andrew C.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MW, 1730-1850 (WB104)
Capacity:10 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
Current Enrollment:6 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
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Course Description:

This course explores intertwined legal and moral traditions and principles in American policymaking through case studies of current policy problems. The case studies, which are likely to include voting rights and immigration law, access to health care, access to experimental drugs, corporate governance, genomic property and privacy, organ transplantation, global pharmaceutical practice, globalization and American values and other issues, draw upon the instructors’ experience in the policy world. Designed as part of the core curriculum in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, the course also explores the usefulness of normative frameworks in applied ethics to organize policy analysis. The class will be held at the law school, co-taught by Professor Riley and a Darden faculty member, Professor Andy Wicks. The majority of students in the class will be Batten students; but Law students and Batten students will work together except for two weeks when the Batten students will focus on legal skills and the law students will focus on public policy skills.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.
COURSE REQUIREMENT: A policy advocacy paper, a legal analysis paper and a presentation. To aid class discussion, a few short memoranda may also be required.