Legislative and Public Policy Clinic
The Legislative and Public Policy Clinic provides a practical skills experience in researching, drafting, and pursuing adoption of California state legislative and regulatory changes. While seeking these changes, students will interact with elected and appointed officials in state government, their staff, lobbyists, and public affairs professionals. Students will also have an opportunity to develop political coalitions, interact with the media, and advocate for change in State Capitol proceedings.
Students participate in weekly meetings to present the results of their team collaborations and to receive feedback from the professor and fellow students. As with all clinics, a written application is required. Participation in the Capital Certificate Program is preferred, but not required. The Clinic is year-long. Students may not take the Clinic for only one semester.
Professor Rex Frazier has extensive experience in California legislative and regulatory advocacy, for both government and private clients, and has overseen significant campaign/election programs. Capitol Weekly regularly names Professor Frazier in its Top 50 list of the most influential individuals in California politics.
- End of Life Options Act and other Legislation and Policy Supported by McGeorge Clinic Students — November 2015
- Sacramento Bee Op-Ed: Students get an education on power of Capitol lobbyists — August 2015
- Los Angeles Times: Law students propose bill to close lucrative Capitol lobbying loophole — June 2015
- LA Times Article about McGeorge's New Legislative Clinic — February 2015
- Studio Sacramento (KVIE): Advocating for Changes in the Law (YouTube) — February 2015
- McGeorge's Legislative Clinic Recognized as Top 15 Most Innovative in Nation — November 2014
- Four McGeorge Student Clinic Bills Signed into Law — September 2014
- Capital Public Radio's Insight Program: Interview with Clinic Students (audio) — August 2014
- Legislative Clinic advance five new bills in California State Legislature — June 2014
Legislative and Public Policy Clinic Bill Status
2015-2016 (newly introduced, eligible for hearing in March 2016)
- AB 273 (Irwin) — Prohibit Powdered Alcohol
- AB 1740 (Alejo) — Create Law Fellowships in State Capitol (follow up from last year)
- AB 1825 (Gordon/Maienschein) — Permit Evaluation of Suitability for Adoption of "Vicious Dogs"
- AB 2505 (Quirk) — Prohibit Animal Euthanasia by Carbon Dioxide Gas
- SB 1064 (Hancock) — Statewide Expansion of County Pilot Programs for Diversion of Criminally Sexually Exploited Children
- SB 1339 (Monning) — Ensure Continuity of Care during Intercounty Medi-Cal Transfers
- AB 100 (Alejo) — Law Fellowships
- AB 291 (Medina) — CEQA Notices / Multi-County Water Transfers (active in Senate committee)
- AB 791 (Cooley) — Online Advanced Health Care Directives (follow up from last year)
- AB 1200 (Gordon) — Procurement Lobbying (active on Senate Floor)
- AB 2643 (Wieckowski) — Revenge Porn (signed into law)
- AB 2452 (Pan) — Advanced Healthcare Directives
- AB 2623 (Pan) — Peace Officer Training — Elder Law (signed into law)
- AB 2632 (Maienschein) — State Dependent Care Facilities (signed into law)
- SB 1058 (Leno) — Discredited Expert Witness Testimony (signed into law)
Contact Rex Frazier, Professor
916.442.6646 | Email