Broadband Regulatory Clinic

Catalog No.: 533

Course Description:

The Broadband Regulatory Clinic provides students with the hands on experience of providing research, writing and filing policy comments on behalf of clients seeking representation in hearings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and/or the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Over the duration of the one semester clinic, students will interface with community-based, education, traditional civil rights, municipal and/or small business organizations to address timely cutting edge broadband regulatory issues before state or federal legislative and/or regulatory bodies. Alternatively, in some semesters, students, as clinic fellows, will have the opportunity to file comments on a state or federal policy issue (ex. net neutrality) or participate as an amicus in an appeal from an agency decision as the collective clinic. As part of the preparation for drafting and filing comments or briefs, teams of students will be required to research and write a substantive memo on a topic agreed upon by the students and the professor that is critical to the regulatory filing. Enrollment will be limited. *Given the nature of research to be undertaken, students need not have taken Mass Communications I or Mass Communications II for purposes of placement in the clinic. Approved IP LL.M. course.