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JS 745 - Public Policy and the Courts

(3 units)
Examines the theory and practice of American policy-making, the etiology and structure of this process, and applies this understanding to selected policy areas.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Even Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. critically analyze the strengths and weaknesses of leading studies on courts and public policy.
2. evaluate research designs used in the public policy literature to assess the main questions in the field of courts and public policy.
3. assess alternative research designs used to address issues concerning courts and public policy, and assess the strengths and weaknesses of these alternate designs.
4. coherently and thoughtfully discuss issues such as: “Can courts produce social change?”, “Are judges good policymakers?”; and “Why is American public policy so distinctively court-centered?”.


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