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2017-2018 Academic Catalogue
Cornell College
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

POL 250 - Principles of Advocacy (American Politics & Public Policy) (1)

An overview of the United States legal system with an emphasis on the adversarial approach to resolution of conflicts and controversies in federal, state, and local tribunals as well as in alternate forums and venues. Students will gain a general understanding of the roles of the various participants with primary focus on the role of the lawyer as advocate. The course will incorporate aspirational and ethical considerations, practical issues faced by trial attorneys, and the potential for fulfillment and disillusionment fighting the battles of others.
(Social Science)