Will you be ready when you testify before Congress? Argue before the Supreme Court? Defend your PhD thesis? After the past few weeks, each of our students is more prepared for these challenges. The reason? Their capstone collaborative policy document experience.Read More
Each semester we leave room for speakers who do not fit neatly into one of our weekly case studies. Some of these sessions blossom into popular new case studies (our Spring 2010 meeting with Lissa Muscatine, for example), and some become the stuff of SEGL legend (President Barack Obama in Summer 2017).
No part of our Constitution has generated more emotion than the Second Amendment. From school shootings to Charlton Heston’s famous rallying cry (“From my cold, dead hands!”), our debate over guns hits at our national core.
This week we met with three leading voices on different sides of that debate: an NRA past President, a leading Constitutional attorney, and a local activist. Their arguments bolstered our students’ critical thinking skills and brought nuance and complexity to their understanding.Read More