Public Law and Process

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Course Number: 
GAFL 6300

Course Section:



  • Executive MPA

Course Type: 

  • Core


  • Summer 2022

Course Format:

Hybrid (on-campus and online)
On-Campus Day(s): 
On-Campus Time(s): 

This is a hybrid course, with synchronous, online meetings and once-monthly, on-campus meetings in Philadelphia, PA. Summer 2022 on-campus meetings will be held the following 4 Fridays from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.: June 3, June 24, July 15, and August 5. The class will also meet online weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

On-Campus Location:

Online Day(s): 
Online Time: 
7:00 - 8:00 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. 

Fels Institute of Government

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

(215) 898-7326