Public Law and Public Process

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Course Number: 
GAFL 630

Course Section



  • Executive MPA

Course Type: 

  • Core



  • Summer 2021

Course Format

Hybrid (on-campus and online)

On-campus meetings will be modified for summer and fall 2021 in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

On-Campus Day(s): 
On-Campus Time(s): 

Summer 2021 on-campus meetings will be held the following four Fridays and Saturdays (Fridays 9:30 a.m. -1 p.m., Saturdays 2 p.m. -5:30 p.m.): June 4-5, June 25-26, July 16-17, August 6-7.

On-Campus Location:

Online Day(s): 
Online Time: 
6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Course Description: 

This class introduces students to the processes by which ideas of public policy make their way into public law. The course will examine a variety of case studies involving the interaction between public policy initiatives and how they evolve into public law. It will also involve critical examination of the processes that lead to the creation of law intended to serve the public interest. The class requires students to read accounts of public law battles and to analyze them through different metrics, including assigned reading, independent research, class discussion, papers, and a final presentation. 

This is a "hybrid" course, with synchronous, online meetings and once-monthly, on-campus meetings in Philadelphia, PA. Also, please note there is an additional $150 online course fee.

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326