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LAW 1514 v00 : Federalism in Practice: The Role of Governors and State Executives in Advancing Public Policy

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Fall 2020
JD Adjunct
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jsm323 McLeod, Jeffrey
LAW 1514 v00: Federalism in Practice: The Role of Governors and State Executives in Advancing Public Policy
Federalism in Practice: The Role of Governors and State Executives in Advancing Public Policy
Th 5:45-7:45p
Special Requirement


J.D. students must complete the required first-year program prior to enrolling in this course (part-time and interdivisional transfer students may enroll prior to completing Criminal Justice, Property, or their first-year elective).


No other courses are required, but background coursework in constitutional law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation may be helpful.

Students may not concurrently enroll in this practicum and an externship or a clinic or another practicum course.

This practicum course is open to LL.M. students, space permitting. Interested LL.M. students should email the Office of the Registrar ( to request admission.

This course is suitable for evening students who can attend the weekly seminar and conduct 15 hours of fieldwork/week during normal business hours.

This is a five credit course. Two credits will be awarded for the two-hour weekly seminar and three credits for approximately 15 hours of fieldwork per week, for a minimum of 11 weeks, to be scheduled with the faculty. The fieldwork must be completed during normal business hours. The two-credit seminar portion of this practicum will be graded. The three credits of fieldwork are mandatory pass/fail. Students will be allowed to take another course pass/fail in the same semester as this practicum.

Students who enroll in this course will be automatically enrolled in both the seminar and fieldwork components and may not take either component separately. After Add/Drop, a student who wishes to withdraw from a practicum course must obtain permission from the faculty member and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education. The Assistant Dean will grant such withdrawal requests only when remaining enrolled in the practicum would cause significant hardship for the student. A student who is granted permission to withdraw will be withdrawn from both the seminar and fieldwork components.

Default attendance rule for all practicum courses (unless the professor indicates otherwise): Regular and punctual attendance is required at all practicum seminars and fieldwork placements. Students in project-based practicum courses are similarly required to devote the requisite number of hours to their project. If a student must miss seminar, fieldwork, or project work, he or she must speak to the professor as soon as possible to discuss the absence. Unless the professor indicates otherwise, a student with more than one unexcused absence from the practicum seminar (out of 13 total seminar sessions), or one week of unexcused absences from the fieldwork or project work (out of a total of 11 weeks of fieldwork or project work), may receive a lower grade or, at the professor’s discretion, may be withdrawn from the practicum course.

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Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


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