Issues in State and Local Government

SLN #: 75362
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 009
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Giles
Course Books: View List of Books

Course Description:
Much of the business of governing takes place at the local level, rather than on the federal level. This course is designed to offer a practical overview of the issues attorneys encounter with local government while representing their clients’ interests. It will consider the relationships of local governments to state and federal governments as well as to individuals, businesses and the communities within and around them. Topics will include:

Municipal Courts
State and Federal Preemption
Zoning and land use regulation
Local election law
Housing and human services funding and regulation
Intergovernmental organizations and governance
Local sign regulation

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on class participation, in-class exercises and a final examination.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Participation Points: Yes, see course description
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.