McGeorge School of Law

Capital Lawyering Concentration Requirements & Curriculum

Capital Lawyering students must complete a minimum of 14 units approved by the Capital Lawyering Concentration Director, comprised of required courses, an experiential learning course, and approved electives. Interested students should submit an application early in law school and meet with the Concentration Director to develop a course plan to best prepare for their specific Capital Lawyering career objectives.

Core Courses (complete all) Units
Capital Lawyering and Policy Making 2
Statutes and Regulations 3
Experiential Course (complete one) Units
Legislative and Public Policy Clinic 6 (3,3)
Relevant Externship (approved by director) 3 to 14
Elective Courses Units
Administrative Law 3
California Initiative Seminar 2
Elder Law & Social Policy 3
Election Law 2
Environmental Practice 2
Environmental Law 3
Gaming Law and Regulations 1
Immigration Law and Policy 3
Information Privacy 3
Insurance Law 2
Labor Law 3
Land Use Planning 2
Lawmaking in California1 2
Leadership in Organizations 2
Leading in the Law 1
Legislation and Statutory Interpretation 3
Local Agency Practice 2
Mental Health Policy and Law 2
Negotiations and Settlements 2 or 3
Pacific Legislative Law Review (Greensheets) 2
Persuasive Public Speaking 2
Race, Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice Reform 3
Reproductive Rights and Justice 1
Water Resources Law 3
Additional Clinic or Externship 3

Strongly recommended for students planning to take the Legislative and Public Policy Clinic.

Students may also apply to participate in McGeorge's D.C. Fellowship, which places students in summer internships in government agencies in the nation's capital.


Erin O'Neal MuilenburgErin O'Neal Muilenburg
Director, Capital Lawyering Concentration
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