Event Title

How to Change the Law

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Aditi VoraFollow

Start Date

11-12-2019 11:30 AM

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This proposal seeks to provide a study that may respond to the question of how the citizens of society - specifically American - may efficiently and effectively alter their government’s laws. Although it has historically been noted that society is able to raise their voice so as to affect the policy-makers, it can be a long and arduous process. Therefore, this paper aims to propose a way of investigating how long it currently takes to affect the laws that governments pass and hence how we may be able to change the laws we may not agree with anymore as a society. An example that is focused on is the legalization of administering medical marijuana in schools in California. After examining the issue thoroughly by discussing the legal and advertising background of marijuana, the proposal asserts that the best way to collect data is to conduct surveys centered around this particular controversy. By placing an emphasis on a specific, current debate, it becomes easier to collect and analyze the responses of the public. These responses can be examined to generalize to finally answer the question of how we may better affect the law.

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Dec 11th, 11:30 AM

How to Change the Law

This proposal seeks to provide a study that may respond to the question of how the citizens of society - specifically American - may efficiently and effectively alter their government’s laws. Although it has historically been noted that society is able to raise their voice so as to affect the policy-makers, it can be a long and arduous process. Therefore, this paper aims to propose a way of investigating how long it currently takes to affect the laws that governments pass and hence how we may be able to change the laws we may not agree with anymore as a society. An example that is focused on is the legalization of administering medical marijuana in schools in California. After examining the issue thoroughly by discussing the legal and advertising background of marijuana, the proposal asserts that the best way to collect data is to conduct surveys centered around this particular controversy. By placing an emphasis on a specific, current debate, it becomes easier to collect and analyze the responses of the public. These responses can be examined to generalize to finally answer the question of how we may better affect the law.