Legislation II: Public Lawmaking in California

Catalog No.: 714

Course Description:

This course will explore California’s unique and powerful public lawmaking tools arising from the state constitution, and their impact on both judicial and statutory law, and public interest advocacy. Topics include: the legal basis for the initiative process, legal challenges shaping its application and its future, the state budget’s legal impact, the two-thirds supermajority requirement, Proposition 13’s influence on the practice of law, and a look at the latest developments in this area, including the possibility of a constitutional convention, and what that would mean for lawyers.