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Is the Legislative Process Broken?

Course Description:

Lawmaking has never been pretty, but today we hear a lot about legislative paralysis, and we see evidence of a system undergoing tremendous stress. In this class, we will peek at the inside story of how it works, contrasting the current state of California’s legislative process with its federal counterpart, and how advocacy in the public interest can still make an important difference. Join two former Chief Counsels whose engagement in California’s lawmaking machinery provides a unique, educational, and entertaining look at where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re headed.

 

Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00



Day/Time

Wednesdays, Oct. 31; Nov. 7 *1:00 - 3:00pm* (2 sessions)

Location

CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey

Facilitator:

*Kim Steinhardt* is a former Administrative Law Judge and Chief Counsel, working to support citizen impact on policymaking. He teaches law classes on legislation, how the courts interact with the Legislature, and public interest advocacy, especially as it relates to the ocean. *Drew Liebert* served as the former Chief Counsel to the California Assembly Judiciary Committee, and worked for over 25 years in both houses of the Legislature. He is an adjunct professor at the Panetta Institute, and has taught at the University of California and McGeorge School of Law.