Making Good Policy in Bad Economic Times set for Oct. 21
October 11, 2011
The Center for Children and the Law will host a panel discussion "Impacting the Public Policy Process: Making Good Policy in Bad Economic Times." Panelists include Pennsylvania Senator Patricia Vance, Pennsylvania State Representative Stephen Bloom '87, and lobbyist Jay A. Layman '75.
“Attorneys can play an important part in advocacy for people whose interests are not well represented in society,” explained Professor Lucy Johnston-Walsh, director of the Children’s Advocacy Clinic who is organizing this event. “This event will help lawyers see how they can impact public policy.”
Panelists will describe how shaping public policy is a complex process that involves the advocacy of numerous individuals and groups to influence policy makers to act in a particular way. The event begins at noon on Friday, October 21 in Room 106 of Lewis Katz Hall and will be simulcast to Room 241, Lewis Katz Building in University Park, Pa.
The event is free and open to the public. However, registration is required in order to obtain CLE credits and/or a boxed lunch. A special discount on CLE credits is offered for alumni of The Dickinson School of Law. This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for one hour of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit. Participants desiring CLE credit in other MCLE states will be provided with Uniform Certificates of Attendance for self-reporting.