Professors Frank Munger and Fred Aman
Lawyers of the future will need new tools for policy making, counseling, and litigating in the changing environment of deregulation, devolution, and privatization of government. Government contracts, cooperative federalism grants, public-private partnerships, and preemption by international trade agreements are a few of the important new developments often overlooked in basic law school courses on property, contracts, constitutional and administrative law. The seminar will study current developments in four important areas of policy making and litigation which represent different forms of privatization and shared public-private control of the “public” domain. The seminar will combine readings, case studies of policy-making and litigation, and guided research on a topic of the student’s choice.