Law 979 Lexington City Government Externship
Credits: 2 Pass/Fail
This course provides the extern with an introduction to the practice of in-house counsel for a local government. The Law Department of the Urban County Government acts as counsel for the Mayor, the Urban County Council, and for all of the Urban County Government’s Departments and Divisions. The department drafts all legislation (ordinances and resolutions) and handles a majority of the Urban County Government’s litigation. The extern will research, analyze and write on legal issues that arise in a local government, attend court proceedings and witness meetings, participate in preparation of materials to respond to motions, briefs and appeals, and attend and participate in Urban County Government staff meetings as appropriate. Specific assignments and activities will be determined by supervising attorneys. Enrollment is upon application only; limit is two students per semester.