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State and Local Government
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Area of Study
Students interested in general practice, and in education, environmental, and labor law will benefit from this course. In addition, students interested in local and state government employment, elected office, and local finance and taxation practice will find the class helpful. It surveys major issues of state and local government, emphasizing historical antecedents and current problems. Topics will vary as cutting-edge issues emerge, but may include police and regulatory powers; structure, annexation, and boundary changes; home rule theory and practice; educational financing and organization, including charter schools; taxing and financing powers; governmental tort liability; intergovernmental conflicts; and preemption. Short written papers may be assigned, often with an emphasis on writing for a legislative audience. Every Other Year Course
Bakken, Larry, "LAW9462-1.State and Local Government.Sp15.Bakken,Larry" (2015). Syllabi. 119.