Sanford Policy Lab

PolicyLab is a nonpartisan, service-learning initiative that gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to research real-world policy questions and to draft useful research for policymakers, issue advocates, and other change agents. Policymakers submit a question for a group of 3-4 students to research. The students conduct hours of in-depth research and then craft a policy memo that typically includes background information; insights from the scholarly literature; a sense of what other cities, states, or countries have done; and suggestions for how the policymaker might proceed.