The Required Law & Public Policy Course in the College of William & Mary's Master of Public Policy Program: 25 Years of Lessons

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In recent years, several commentators have called for an increased emphasis on law in public affairs education. Citing the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Code of Ethics, Sheila Suess Kennedy, professor of law and public policy in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Deanna Malatesta, associate professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington wrote that public affairs instructors are “obliged to teach with a ‘healthy respect for the Constitution and law.’” But these commentators disagree on precisely what law should be taught, and how.

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