The Law of Lobbying

Academic Year

This course will address the constitutional basis for and history of paid lobbying; the legal and ethical restrictions a lawyer-lobbyist needs to consider; the role of money and politics in lobbying; and practical elements of how to be an effective lawyer-lobbyist. Both the Federal and State level will be examined. The goal of the course will be to combine the study of legal and constitutional principles governing lobbying and the enactment of legislation with exposure to practical issues faced by the lawyer who participates in the legislative process.