Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Nancy Hunt: Lawyering in the Nation's Capital

I am proud to announce the publication of Prof. Nancy Hunt's new textbook, Lawyering in the Nation's Capital. 

Prof. Hunt directs Pepperdine's exceptional Washington D.C. Externship Semester.

Here is more about the book from West Academic:

Lawyering in the Nation’s Capital, a new book by Professor Nancy Hunt of Pepperdine University School of Law, is the essential guide for the Washington lawyer, providing clear and succinct explanations of complicated procedures, legal issues, and conflicts arising in and among the branches of the federal government and the intertwined private sector.  Peppered with insight from DC practitioners of law and lobbying, fascinating legal questions, and historical facts, the text examines the work of attorneys across the three branches of the federal government, in nonprofits, and in law and lobbying firms.  

Lawyering in the Nation’s Capital, recently published by West Academic, draws on recent events, political conflicts, and cases as its explains the work of Washington lawyers.  The discussion of this work across the private and public legal sectors spans topics including  

  • Congressional procedures that circumvent the illusive “regular order.”
  • How lobbyists interact with Congress, explained by lobbyists themselves.
  • The daily work of the agency lawyer, and why it takes agencies so long to promulgate regulations.
  • Unique aspects of nonprofits lawyering in Washington.
  • The specialized work of lawyers in the Office of White House Counsel, the Office of the Solicitor General, and the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President.

Professor Hunt’s text demystifies some of the most complex issues about how our federal government operates and how the private sector responds to government action, while posing thought-provoking questions about the outer limits of the power of each of the branches of government. 


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