Law Clinics and Lobbying Restrictions

54 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2013 Last revised: 26 Mar 2013

Kevin M. Barry

Quinnipiac University - School of Law

Marcy Lynn Karin

University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law

Date Written: February 22, 2013

Abstract

“Can law school clinics lobby?” This question has plagued professors for decades but has gone unanswered, until now. This article situates law school clinics within the labyrinthine law of lobbying restrictions and concludes that clinics may indeed lobby. For ethical, pedagogical, and, ultimately, practical reasons, it is critical that professors who teach in clinics understand these restrictions. This article offers advice to professors and students on safely navigating this complicated terrain.

Keywords: law clinics, pedagogy, legal education, policy advocacy, lobbying, lobbying restrictions, disclosure requirements, grant restrictions, tax

Suggested Citation

Barry, Kevin M. and Karin, Marcy Lynn, Law Clinics and Lobbying Restrictions (February 22, 2013). University of Colorado Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2222899

Kevin M. Barry

Quinnipiac University - School of Law ( email )

275 Mt. Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518
United States

Marcy Karin (Contact Author)

University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law ( email )

4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Bldg. 52
Washington, DC 20008
United States

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