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State and Local Government Law

Course Abbreviation: 
GOVPL 987
Credits: 
3
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y

This course introduces students to the law governing how subnational governments are organized and operate in the United States. The course is structured around three sets of legal relationships: between municipalities and states, between different municipalities, and between municipalities and their citizens. Specific topics to be covered include local government formation and boundary change; loc​al voting rights; local provision of services; and state and local finance.

Prerequisites: 
None
Faculty: 
Jud Mathews,