Curriculum Guide · Courses
Policy Practice in the Internet Economy
Professors Brill and Ahmed
J.D. Seminar 1230 | 2 credit hours
This class will provide an introduction to the Internet economy and a behind-the-scenes look at policy advocacy, with a focus on practical writing skills. While beneficial for any future lawyer, the class will be ideal for students preparing for a practice with a legislative/policy focus, whether in a law firm, in-house counsel position, public interest firm, or in government. Students will develop advocacy skills tailored to the public policy arena, including how to draft talking points, white papers, and congressional testimony and how to conduct meetings and present arguments to decisionmakers. With years of combined experience working on Internet policy issues at a law firm, on Capitol Hill, at public interest firms, and at an Internet company, the instructors will help students learn practical techniques, including how to present complex arguments in plain English.
Recommended: A basic course in Patent Law or Copyright Law or Trademark and Unfair Competition Law.