Almost all of the most prominent, hotly contested issues of the day involve the interplay of law, policy, and politics. Lawyers - and other participants - in these debates need to understand not only the technical legal issues involved, but also the policy background and political pressures that shape and constrain these debates. In this course, we will integrate legal, policy, and political concerns to analyze and understand topics ripped from the headlines. Possible topics include: marriage equality, too big to fail, drone strikes, internet freedom and privacy, gun control, and Obamacare. Enrollment limited.