Basic Government Track

Government Concentration

Concentration Advisor: Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick

In addition to completing Constitution Law I and II, students wishing to fulfill the Government and Public Interest Concentration – Basic Government Track must complete four additional courses in the upper level curriculum, as follows:

Required Course

Administrative Law

Elective Courses

Choose  three additional courses from below:

Simulation Courses

Pennsylvania Legislative Process Simulation

Clinics and Externships

Civil Rights Clinic*
Criminal Prosecution Program
Federal Litigation Clinic
Government Externship
High-credit Externship*
Judicial Externship
Juvenile Defender Clinic
Non-profit Externship*
Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Public Defender Adult Program
Public Defender Juvenile Program
Summer Intensive General Externship*
Unemployment Compensation Clinic
Urban Development Practicum*
Veterans Clinic

Upper-Level Writing Courses

Advanced Legal Writing: Legal Drafting*
Animal Law
Companion Animal Law and Policy
Directed Research*
Election Law
Environmental Justice Seminar
National Security Litigation
Pennsylvania State Constitutional Law

Other Courses

Children and the Law
Civil Rights Litigation*
Climate Change Law
Corporate Governance in the For-Profit and Non-Profit Spheres
Employment Discrimination
Energy Law
Environmental Enforcement, Litigation and Negotiation Skills
Environmental Law
Federal Courts and the Federal System
Federal Legislative Process: Theory, Politics & Procedure
Food Law and Policy
Gender and the Law
Governance, Compliance & Risk Management
Health Care Law
Health Care Regulation
Immigration Law
International Law
Labor Law
Law and Higher Education
Law, Public Service and the Executive Branch
Local Government Law
Military Law
Pennsylvania Civil Procedure
Practice Before the Minor Judiciary
Public Health Law and Policy
Sanctions, Sentencing and Corrections

*Requires approval of Concentration Advisor after consultation with faculty member supervising the clinic/externship/paper