About The Brief
The Legislation & Policy Brief (LPB) was founded in 2008, at American University Washington College of Law as the Legislation and Policy Roundtable by Tiana Butcher, Lauren Gilius, and Elizabeth Chernow. The goal of the Roundtable was to provide a legal analysis of current legislative initiatives and policies through an entirely electronic publication, and to encourage meaningful debate through the “Roundtable Live” panel series. Initial articles had a specific theme, the first of which being Election Law. That was accompanied by a panel focusing on disenfranchisement and fraud in the 2008 Elections.
The LPB took its current name in 2009. It has continued the legacy of the Roundtable by publishing an issue once a semester, and by hosting a symposium at least once a semester. The LPB is also the only law school publication in Washington D.C. dedicated to the city’s most notable contributions to the national and global communities through legislation and policy.
In 2011, the Editorial Board started The LPB Blog. The Blog provides readers and staff members the ability to discuss and analyze a greater diversity of issues as they occur. The Brief, as well as the Blog, is not confined to one subject area as with other publications. The LPB covers legislation and policy in several area, including, but not limited to, politics, business, international relations, national security, and crime.
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