Title

Advancing Policy Advocacy: A Policy Process Approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2023

Publication Title

Nova Law Review

Volume

47

Issue

3

Pages

343-394

Abstract

[First paragraph] Why propose a policy advocacy model for attorneys?1 Simply put, the legal academy does not train future attorneys for the art and science of policy advocacy.2 To be sure, all Juris Doctor students complete some work related to the theory and practice of public policy.3 Trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, legal writing, and substantive courses in specific policy areas help students develop foundations for effective policy advocacy.5 But policy advocacy is not a "lesser included skill" to trial advocacy, and public policy is not a "lesser included degree to a Juris Doctor alone.7 Attorneys who approach the public policy space assuming otherwise set themselves, their clients, and their policy issues up for failure.8

Rights

© 2023 NSUWorks. All rights reserved.

"The following uses are always permitted to the author and do not require further permission from NSUWorks provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

-Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the authors' place of employment..."

Included in accordance with publisher policy, with the kind written permission of the author.

Original Publication Citation

McNamara, B. K. (2023). Advancing policy advocacy: A policy process approach. Nova Law Review, 47(3), 343-394, Article 5. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/nlr/vol47/iss3/5/

Share

COinS