Policy Papers

A Framework for Change

The policy paper is a core feature of the Law & Public Policy Program.  Scholars are required to write a paper on a point of policy of their choosing.  Most students select a point of policy that is related to their internship.  The paper sets forth the current law, reasons for change, and a policy proposal.  The only requirement is that the proposal must call for legislative, regulatory, or market-based reform – simply taking a case to court is not an answer.  There is wide variety in the choice of policy areas, which contributes to the breadth of the Program.