The Legislation and Policy Brief (“LPB”) is the legislative-based legal publication of the American University Washington College of Law.
LPB aims to increase discussion and awareness of legal issues in pending legislation. LPB looks to make the Washington College of Law a better support mechanism for the future legislative-lawyer by providing training in, and a publishing forum for, in-depth legislative history and analysis. LPB aims to bring in practicing legislative-lawyers from Congress, the Administration, and other interest groups to talk about their experiences in developing legislation. The Brief also encourages the Washington College of Law to develop more courses related to legislative drafting and process.
LPB publishes legal articles online throughout the year to keep up with the review of pending legislation, conducts a symposium at least once a year, and hosts an online blog providing non-partisan legal analysis of current legislation and policy issues before federal and state legislatures. LPB articles cover a wide range of legislative areas.