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School of Law

Public Service

Students concentrating in public and governmental service select one of two subspecialties: public interest and individual rights or government service and regulatory institutions. Each of the subspecialties includes a clinical or externship requirement. The faculty adviser for this concentration is Michele Gilman.

Required course:
Administrative Law

Complete the appropriate courses for your chosen subspecialty.

Public Interest Law and Individual Rights Subspecialty

Required:
Constitutional Litigation or Federal Courts

Choose one of the following:
Civil Liberties Seminar
Law and Social Reform Seminar
Race and the Law Seminar
Gender and Law Seminar
Contemporary Legal Issues: Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and the Law Seminar
Capital Punishment and the Constitution Seminar

Choose one of the following specialized courses:
Elder Law
Election Law Seminar
Electronic Evidence and Discovery Workshop
Employment Discrimination Law
Juvenile Justice
Law and Disabilities Seminar
Law and Human Rights
Bankruptcy and Creditor Remedies
Consumer Law
Health Care Law

Choose one of the following experiential courses:
Civil Advocacy Clinic
Family Law Clinic
Community Development Clinic
Immigrant Rights Clinic
Innocence Project Clinic
Disability Law Clinic
Family Mediation Clinic
Attorney Practice Internship in public interest law (that is approved by the director of the Attorney Practice Internship)

Government Service and Regulatory Institutions Subspecialty

Required:
Federal Courts or Legislation

Choose one of the following:
Government Contracting Seminar (upper-level writing)
Local Economic Development Seminar (upper-level writing)
Legislation Workshop (upper-level writing)
Maryland Administrative Law

Choose one of the following specialized courses:
Antitrust
Banking Law
Communications Law
Election Law Seminar (upper-level writing)
Electronic Evidence and Discovery Workshop
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Federal Income Tax
Health Care Law
Immigration Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law
Land Use
Law and Education
Military Law Seminar (upper-level writing)

Choose one of the following experiential courses:
Immigrant Rights Clinic
Civil Advocacy Clinic
Community Development Clinic
Attorney Practice Internship with a governmental organization (that is approved by the director of the Attorney Practice Internship)