A condensed fellowship program designed to introduce law and public affairs students to local government practice.
About the Program
The Program features discussions with Mayors, Councilmembers, and other local officials and public sector lawyers about the variety of issues involved in local government practice. Topics have included housing and the unhoused, police reform, elections and protecting democracy, public labor and employment law, affirmative litigation, litigating in the public sector, and marijuana regulation. Fellows will work with a mentor to complete and present a research project related to local government. Past projects include limiting police use of pretextual stops to reduce racial profiling; an examination of wildfire mitigation and policy practices in Los Angeles; an examination of the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program; and the role of public health in responding to community segregation and disparities.
Fellows will receive a $2,000 stipend at the conclusion of the program.