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LAW 1062: How to Run for Office
Spring 2019 • Section 21

Course Description

This 3-credit semester long writing seminar will help students learn and practice the elements that would make for a successful candidate in a run for office or a valuable addition to any campaign team. Students will learn about the intricacies of an election, campaign finance law, learn how to build a campaign plan and team, learn how to analyze your constituency, and develop a clear and convincing campaign message. Come to this course and articulate your beliefs about the role of government, make a ten-minute stump speech outlining your plan for your team, and develop a detailed legislative strategy for your first day in office. Learn the history of democratic politics in the United State and how to successfully join the many lawyers who have run for office.


Schedule To Be Announced

Course Details

  • Nancy Knauer
Credit Hours

3 Credits


No Limit

Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement


Registration Info

Registration Notes

Students should not be precluded from taking both How to Run for Office and Election Law. While there is some overlap, the emphasis and the content of the courses is very different. 3-credit serial writing seminar, but the course could be offered as a hybrid 2-credit exam/3-credit writing course. Location: Washington D.C.

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