The Center for Government Law and Public Policy Studies, co-directed by Professors Lance Cole and Camille Marion, focuses on four critical objectives:
- providing high-quality and rigorous experiential learning opportunities for law students within government agencies and nonprofit public policy organizations at the state and national levels
- sponsoring speakers and academic symposia that will enrich the academic environment for faculty and students
- promoting and encouraging faculty research and scholarship on legislation, government regulations, and policy issues
- sponsoring professional development and continuing education programs for state and local government officials, attorneys in government and in government relations practices, and members of public interest organizations
The Center's experiential learning programs include a Semester in Washington Program, which focuses on federal government, and the Semester in Harrisburg Program, which focuses on state government.