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Spring 2015
5297 Health Legislation & Advocacy II - GRAY/WINNIKE- 22587

Professor(s): Patricia Gray (RESEARCH PROFESSOR)
Allison Winnike (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  T  Location: 113  BLB

Course Outline: This course is the second part of a two-semester course. The spring semester will focus on monitoring and participating in health legislation before the Texas 84th Legislature Regular Session. Students will monitor and provide support for the policy proposal developed in the fall semester course, track and report on other health legislation, and follow the actions of health-related committees. Grading will be based on several practical writing assignments (including drafting committee testimony, amendment language, community education article, legislative sponsor’s talking points, committee business tracking, and a health legislative summary). This course satisfies the Skills Course Requirement. Prerequisite: Health Legislation & Advocacy I.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota= 12

Prerequisites: Yes  Health Legislation & Advocacy I

First Day Assignments: 1. Chai Rachel Feldblum, The Art of Legislative Lawyering and the Six Circles Theory of Advocacy, 34 McGeorge L. Rev. 785, 758-815 (2003).

2. LEVINE Chapter 1 “Introduction” (1-9).

3. Texas Legislative Council, 2014-2015 Dates of Interest (2013),

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (10/24/2014 8:46:15 AM)

Book(s) Required

The Art of Lobbying; Building Trust and Selling Policy (also available to rent on Kindle). Readings to be provided to you from "Interest Group Unleashed" and "Interest Group Politics" books. Also these two books will be available in the Health Law & Policy Institute's library.