LAW7709 - Local Government Law in a Metropolitan Area

LAW7709 - Local Government Law in a Metropolitan Area

Course Number: 

7709

Type: 

Lecture

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

This course is an examination of the law governing the actions of the various governmental units exercising power at the local level, particularly as their activities are affected by their location in a metropolitan area. The course considers: the sources of governmental power, the role of political boundaries; the means for distributing institutional structures such as special districts and regional commissions. Philosophical and economic, as well as legal and historical, reasons for the existence of particular rules will be discussed. A major focus of inquiry will be housing and financing problems of local government.