Law Clinics and Lobbying Restrictions
54 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2013 Last revised: 26 Mar 2013
Date Written: February 22, 2013
“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
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