(LAWW-4022) - 1 UNIT

This course is a general overview of the laws that govern over municipalities in conducting their duties and responsibilities as a public entity. The course will provide students a working knowledge of the interface between local ordinances, state and federal statutes and constitutional laws. For instance, the course will study the use of local land use ordinances to regulate medicinal marijuana dispensaries, civil service system, union labor relations, Government Tort Claims Act, Public Records Act, the California Ralph M. Brown Act, and other laws governing over local municipalities. This course emphasizes the critical role of public government attorneys to balance the interest of the municipal corporation and protect the interest of the general public.