Upcoming Events

February 2017

Law & Policy Member Meeting
Monday, February 8th | 12:15PM-1:15PM
Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center

Please bring your L&P portfolio. Lunch will be provided.

Summer 2017 Research and Internship
Application Deadline: February 14


Interns will work directly with the staff of the Robert H. Jackson Center as they determine their project. Each project will allow the intern to experience the legal profession through the life and career of a major figure in the history of the United States, Robert H. Jackson. Areas of work are subject to discussion and will reflect the skills and interests of the intern and the needs of the Jackson Center.

All students currently enrolled at Allegheny College may apply. An interest in research and writing is the most important qualification for the internship.

More information and application instructions can be found here.

L&P Point Value = 20

Quigley Town Hall: The Refugee Crisis
Discussion hosted by CPP Fellow Tyler Allen ’18
Monday, February 20 | 12:15PM-1:30PM
Quigley Hall Auditorium

Tyler has just returned to campus after studying abroad in Jordan, where he worked with Palestinian, Syrian, and Iraqi refugees.

L&P Point Value = 5

March 2017

tickling giants

Tickling Giants film screening and discussion
Monday, March 6 | 5:00PM
Quigley Hall Auditorium

The Center for Political Participation—along with Political Science, MENA, International Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, International Education, and Communication Arts—will host a screening of the new film Tickling Giants. It is a documentary about Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart.” Food will be served.

L&P Point Value = 5

CPP Fellows Applications Due
Deadline Tuesday, March 28

Are you interested in developing political engagement programming for the campus community? Enjoy politics and engagement and law and policy? Apply to be a Fellow at the Center for Political Participation to join a team of hard-working students and faculty while also gaining valuable skills through leadership and development opportunities. All students are welcome to apply by the deadline of March 28, 2017. These are paid positions. If you hold another job on campus, you can still be a Fellow (as a volunteer), but you cannot receive payment for two positions. Please fill out the application and attach your resume.

L&P Point Value = 20/year


April 2017

Congress and the Presidency
Discussion by Political Scientist Dr. Jason MacDonald (West Virginia University)
Monday, April 3 | 12:15-1:30PM
Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center

His topic will be “Enabling Gridlock: The Link between Lawmaking and Bureaucratic Policymaking.” Lunch will be provided.

L&P Point Value = 5

Executive Roundtable: Trump and Economic Policy
Monday, April 3 | 4:00PM
Ford Chapel

Join in a discussion co-hosted by the Center for Business and Economics and the Law & Policy Program.

L&P Point Value = 5


Student Alliance for Prison Reform Conference
Friday and Saturday, April 7-8 | Events scheduled all day
Campus Center

The Conference will feature award-winning investigative journalist Shane Bauer. Recipient of Harvard University’s 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for his undercover story about a private prison in Louisiana, Mr. Bauer will deliver the keynote speech at Allegheny’s Student Alliance for Prison Reform Conference on Saturday, the 8th, at 7:00 pm in the Tippie Alumni Center. Mr. Bauer will also give another talk, addressing the subject of border security, drawing on his recent experience, undercover, in a vigilante border militia in Arizona.  The time and location will be announced shortly.

Mr. Bauer’s young career is already distinguished and consequential.  Last year, a month after his eye-opening story about private prisons appeared in Mother Jones magazine, the Justice Department announced that it would no longer use such prisons.  Mr. Bauer has written for Mother Jones, The Nation, Salon, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Christian Science Monitor, and has worked in the U.S. and abroad, reporting from Iraq, Sudan, Chad, Syria, Yemen, and Israel/Palestine.  His 2014 co-authored book Sliver of Light describes the two-year imprisonment in Iran he experienced, with two other Americans, after they mistakenly crossed into that country while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan.

L&P Point Value = 5

Graduating Seniors Submit Portfolio and Scheduled L&P Exit Interview
Friday, April 21


May 2017

Year End BBQ
Tuesday, May 2 | Robertson Pavilion (after Honors Convocation)