Professor Christopher Portelli
Introduces law students to public policy as an academic discipline and as a systematic method of thinking about the design, development, and assessment of government policies. Policy analysis is explored as an important element of the larger process of public policy making, from the identification and definition of a problem to the generation of choices for addressing the problem, the selection of a particular policy option through the political institutions, the development of a plan for implementation, and the implementation and evaluation of that policy. Offered as an intensive five-evening intersession course during May after spring exams but before the start of the summer semester. Graded on two papers.