Discussion - 3 hours. International Public Interest Law and Advocacy is a proposed new simulation course to introduce students to the applied legal and policy skills necessary to become effective lawyers and advocates in the international public interest/non-governmental organization community. The course will use individual and group roleplaying exercises and written assignments that will require students to plan and execute legal and policy campaigns to influence multilateral negotiations, international organizations, individual governments, and the public. Non-Governmental Organizations are important actors in shaping international law and policy. Students will participate in several individual and group roleplaying scenarios to guide them in thinking strategically about the most effective ways to affect governments (multilaterally and individually) and public opinion on issues of great international consequence. The course will consider several approaches to achieving these goals: (1) national and international litigation; (2) national and international lobbying campaigns; (3) mobilization of worldwide public opinion (using traditional media, social media, civil disobedience, etc.).
Final Assessment: Other – Simulations/Paper
Grading Mode: Letter Grading.
Graduation Requirements: Counts towards Professional Skills Requirement.