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Local Government Law
J.D. Course 410 | 3 credit hours
This course will be a theoretical and practical inquiry into the history, theory, meanings, and possibilities of local government in American society. The course will explore the relationships between local governments and state and federal governments, as well as local governments' relationships with the individuals and communities within and around them. Specific themes include the possibility and desirability of decentralization of power, the potential of local governments to become isolated or exclusive, and the impact of local governments on the metropolitan political economy. In addition to examining relevant statutes and cases that affect local government, the course will draw upon political/social theory and urban planning/development literature.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Local Government Law Seminar.