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David Barron

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Archon Fung

Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government
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Sarah Wald

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy


This is a jointly taught seminar that is required for students in their third year of the HLS/HKS joint degree program, and for other students with the appropriate background by permission. It will use a series of case studies to examine how to analyze, advise and strategize the resolution of difficult real world public problems at the intersection of law and policy from the vantage point of government decision makers at the city, state and federal levels, as well as from the vantage point of nongovernmental organizations and advocacy groups.

Students enrolled at the Kennedy School who have already received a JD or have completed the first year of law school, or students at the Law School who have received a public policy degree or are presently enrolled in a public policy program other than the HKS program may also take this seminar with the permission of Professors Barron, Fung and Wald. Also offered by the Law School as 2398. Please note, this is a jointly offered course hosted by another Harvard school and, accordingly, students must adhere to the academic and attendance policies of that school.