Local Government Law (21175). 4 units. Much of our daily interaction with law and government is with local law and local government. Local governments are tasked with providing public goods as central to daily life as public schools and police; they pass laws and issue regulations governing everything from how loud parties can be to what one can eat; and, by setting property tax levels, regulating land uses and limiting building heights, they have an enormous impact on the value of what is for most families their largest asset, their home. Many law school classes, however, ignore local governments and local laws. This class will change that focus, examining both the law governing the powers of local governments and the actual content of local laws and policy. A special focus will be put on the regulation of politics at the local level, looking at how the rules governing local elections affect the results of those elections. Further, it will delve deeply into the determinants of the economic success of cities, using cutting edge research in agglomeration economics. And it will use those theoretical and empirical studies to address the nuts and bolts of local government law practice. Enrollment limited to fifty. Scheduled examination. D. N. Schleicher.
SLB - 128 (Wed) SLB - 128 (Mon) Grade mode: graded CRN: 20092
Exam: 5/03/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 129 Questions available online Name or Id: Id Length: 3.25 hour(s)
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