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 & Policy Making 2
Statutes and Regulations 3
Experiential Course (complete one) Units
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic 6 (3,3)
Capital Lawyering Externship (approved by director) 3 to 14
Elective Courses Units
Administrative Law 3
California Initiative Seminar 2
Cybersecurity Law & Policy 2
Education Law 3
Elder Law & Social Policy 3
Election Law 2
Environmental Law 3
Environmental Practice 2
Gaming Law and Regulations 1
Immigration Law and Policy 3
Information Privacy 3
Insurance Law 2
Labor Law 3
Land Use Planning 2
Law & Ethics in Government 2
Lawmaking in California1 2
Leadership in Organizations 2
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
Poverty Law 3
Race, Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice Reform 3
Reproductive Rights and Justice 1
Sexual Orientation & Gender Identification 2
Water Resources Law 3

1 Students who are interested in the Legislative & Public Policy Clinic are strongly encouraged to enroll in Lawmaking in California.

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 Muilenburg
Director, Capital Lawyering Concentration