State and Local Government Law

2.00 crs.

This course studies the legal aspects of intergovernmental relationships including the distribution of power among the federal, state, and local governments. Organization and reorganization of local governmental entities, home rule, metropolitan government, and financing of the local government, financing of state entities and offices, public procurement policies, open meetings law, and public records laws are among the subjects covered. The legal issues are related to the greatest extent possible to contemporary American urban developments, including federal involvement in local and state issues, such as police conduct, housing, education, and prison policies.