National statistics show that almost 13 percent of law school graduates enter
the legal profession with a position in government (NALP). Furthermore, the U.S.
Department of Labor expects opportunities for lawyers to grow in government
agencies and other nontraditional areas of practice. Students who are interested
in a rewarding career in our government should consider Capital University Law
School's Governmental Affairs concentration.
Capital's location in Ohio's capital city offers students an opportunity to
combine theory-based classroom experiences with critical practical application.
Capital's Governmental Affairs concentration students participate in externships
with the Columbus City Attorney's Office, the Ohio Attorney General's Office and
the Ohio Department of Commerce. In addition to the over 25 available courses,
the Governmental Affairs concentration requires students to complete an in-depth
scholarly paper on an issue that concerns government.
15 credit hours of course work are required. Students must also fulfill their
upper-class writing requirement by a course in the program or with an approved
Administrative LawLegislationLocal Government Law
Air Pollution Law and PolicyAgricultural LawAnti-Trust & Trade
RegulationConsumer LawEnergy LawEnvironmental LawWater Pollution
Law and PolicyHazardous Waste Law and PolicyLand Use
ControlsImmigration and Naturalization LawHealth LawSchool
LawState and Local TaxUnfair Trade PracticesCivil RightsElection
LawEmployment LawEmployment DiscriminationFederal CourtsLabor
No more than one of the following courses may be applied to the
Dispute ResolutionInterviewing & CounselingMediation
PracticumEnvironmental Law Practicum
For more information about the Governmental Affairs concentration, please
contact Professor Brad Smith.
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