Each student will be required to write a final paper on a topic of her choosing. The paper will critically evaluate the efforts of interest groups or other actors to create major policy change through the courts. Were they effective? Why or why not? What was their strategy? What might they have done differently? What were some of the impediments they faced? Did they have a unique window of opportunity? Papers will be 15-20 pages in length (double-spaced) and must be properly sourced and cited. While students may choose any topic, here are several that I think would work well for this class: Campaign Finance, Same-Sex Marriage, 2nd Amendment, Eminent Domain, Access to Justice, Education.