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Politics, Policy, and Law (PPL) Scholars


SPA: PPL Scholars
(202) 885-6218

Chris Edelson

SPA: PPL Scholars
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

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"Emma Ashooh was superb in her semester-long internship at Reed Smith DC. She provided outstanding research and memoranda on two key issues for our Guantanamo detainee pro bono case. Emma’s work will be valuable as we prepare for an upcoming July hearing in Guantanamo and to other GTMO detainee teams as well. Emma is a great writer and an impressive young professional. We will always be excited to support her in future endeavors."

--Gary Thompson, Managing Partner, Washington DC Office, Reed Smith LLP

Politics, Policy, and Law (PPL) Scholars

A small cohort of motivated students. Washington, DC as a learning laboratory. Innovative, flexible disciplines and courses of study. These characteristics and more embody the Politics, Policy, and Law Scholars Program, the School of Public Affairs' three-year BA program. PPL students gain the opportunity to work closely with SPA faculty who teach and publish in the areas of politics, policy, and law. They are party of a rigorous program that provides them with the tools to make great impact through action and knowledge. Sound interesting? Learn more by emailing us at

Areas of study

This innovative, flexible three-year bachelor's cohort program will allow you to emphasize one or all of the constituent disciplines in your chosen course of study. You can major in the following two areas:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG)
  • Law and Society (LS)
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