Course Number: 6760
Professor: Peggy Trent
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None, however Administrative Law could be helpful.
Course Overview: Local Government Law examines the organization, powers, responsibilities, liabilities and financing of units of local government, including counties, cities, school districts and other special districts. Interrelationships among local governments, the states and the federal government are studied. Leading judicial decisions as well as state and federal constitutional and statutory provisions will be assigned. Particular emphasis is placed on the law of Wyoming and other western states.
Students are required to write a paper on a selected subject related to the law governing local government. The paper may be used to satisfy the College of Law upper class writing requirement.
Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum. Course materials include Professor E. George Rudolphs book on Wyoming Local Government Law, the Wyoming Constitution, selected statutes from Wyoming and other jurisdictions, and judicial decisions from the Wyoming Supreme Court as well as from federal courts and courts of other states.
Course Format: Lecture and class discussion.
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