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Local Govt Law (LAW-781-001)
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This seminar will be a theoretical and practical inquiry into the history, theory, meanings, and possibilities of local government in American society. The seminar 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 seminar will draw upon political/social theory and urban planning/development literature.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Frug, Ford and Barron, Local Government Law (5th ed. 2009).
First Class Readings
For our first class, please read pages 1-45 in the casebook.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):