Introduction

State and Local Government

This course surveys the major legal and governmental issues of state and local government, emphasizing historical antecedents and current problems.

State and Local Government

State and Local Government

This course surveys the major legal and governmental issues of state and local government, emphasizing historical antecedents and current problems. Topics include sources and limitations of police and regulatory powers; structure, annexation, and boundary changes; home rule theory and practice; state preemption; taxing, financing powers, and tort liability of state and local government; and state and federal limitations on such matters as patronage, conflicts of interest, and licensing. The course offers a national perspective, but uses applicable New York State precedents. Short written papers may be assigned.

This upper-level substantive course surveys the major legal and governmental issues of state and local government, emphasizing historical antecedents and current problems. Materials presented in this course are tested on the New York Law Exam (NYLE).

Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Government/Public Sector; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution; General Practice – Transactional; Law Through a Different Lens – History and Humanities

2 Credits

PROFESSIONAL PATHWAYS

Business and Financial Services

Intellectual Property and Privacy

Government and Public Interest Law

General Practice / Chart Your Path

 

OTHER CRITERIA

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