Government Practice Program


Villanova University

Type

Other

Location

North America

United States

Location

United States

Type

Other


Government practice is a broad area that includes constitutional law, legislative regulation, and regulation by administrative agencies. If you intend to pursue government practice, it can involve litigation in court or before agencies; lobbying, including legislative drafting; and client counseling. Washington, DC and the state capitals provide the greatest concentration of opportunities for government practice, but wherever you practice, you may deal with issues involving the government and regulated clients. Government practice encompasses subject matters ranging from civil rights to immigration to environmental law. Accordingly, the optimal design of your academic preparation for a career in public law will depend on your particular subject matter interests. You should choose courses from the list below, chosen because they will prepare you for government practice. You should also consult the menu of elective courses, grouped by subject matter, that deal with topics falling in various areas of government practice. If you are interested in criminal law practice, public interest practice, or international law, you should consult the practice guide for that area.