Public Law

MPA Elective Fall 2003

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Assignment Instructions


  • What are the federal, state and local laws that apply to public and non-profit employees?
  • What "red flags" should you watch for?
  • What's the most productive way to work with an attorney?

The class is designed for students to:

1. Become aware of laws that apply to your work situation. Know the "red flags" to watch for--e.g., public disclosure, ethics, employment law.
2. Understand how laws are created, implemented and interpreted.
3. Acquire a basic knowledge of how to read laws, but not a "law school" education.
4. Understand how the legal system works. Know alternatives to the legal system.
5. Know when and how to seek legal advice (how to work with an attorney).


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