MSL Government Specialization

The Government specialization offers courses covering local, state, and national government. The specialization fosters a supportive community among public service-minded students. UC Law SF’s well-earned reputation improves the appeal of our students to government employers as well as businesses and organizations that work regularly with government agencies. The specialization is also a good complement to other subject areas that touch on or focus on public law – for example, tax law, health law, or environmental law.


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Sample Courses

Administrative Law
American Indian Law
Climate Change: Law, Policy and Business
Education Law
Election Law
Employment Law
Energy Law
Federal Income Tax
Food and Drug Law
Labor Law
Land Use Regulation
Public Finance
Public Policy Advocacy
Refugee Law & Policy
State and Local Government Law
Water Law

View a course list and sample schedule for full-time or part-time students in the Government specialization.

*Please note that not all classes listed here are taught every year.