Learning the craft of regulatory advocacy remains largely an apprenticeship experience. Few resources or formal courses focus on navigating the regulatory process as it relates to technology policy. The existing compilation document is a small contribution toward creation of a helpful “how to” resource concerning technology advocacy.
In January 2010, members of the Cybertelecom list were asked if they knew of “an excellent text or starter set of materials concerning the ‘how to’ advocacy aspects of technology law policy?” It took the group just a week and fifty two responses to collectively say, “no.” Happily, the collective answer went further. Members of the list set about helping fill what appears to be at least a partial literature gap. This resulted a set of ideas which makes progress toward creation of a document which provides guidance to newcomers concerning technology policy advocacy.
This document is an open source creature. Input and additions are welcome. As is, the document is a helpful checklist of considerations within a useful conceptual framework. It remains, however, two dimensional for those who have not done it before. Concrete stories and illustrations from technology policy would be particularly helpful and welcome. This document will be updated on a monthly basis through Colorado Law’s Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic.