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Dartmouth Professors Glick and Laws to Offer New Gateway Course on Law and Public Policy

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Our two Rockefeller Center post-doctoral fellows, Professors David Glick and Serena Laws are offering a new gateway course in the Public Policy Minor during the Spring 2011 Term.  The course, PBPL 28: Law, Courts, and Public Policy, will serve as the first course to be taken by public policy students seeking to track in law and public policy. 

According to Professors Glick and Laws, “Critics see judges as ‘legislators in robes.’ Others see judges as ‘policymakers.’ We will investigate the role that legal institutions play in public policymaking.  What roles do practical considerations play? How can groups use courts to pursue change?  How much impact do courts have?  Can courts make good policy?  Applications will include educational funding, tobacco regulation, and campaign finance.” 

Professors Glick and Laws are serving in their second years as post-doctoral fellows in the Center.  Both Glick and Laws earned Ph.D.'s in political science; Glick from Princeton University, and Laws from the University of Minnesota.       

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