Public Law Journal: 2015, Vol. 38, No. 3
- Can the State Use Its Spending Powers to Circumvent Charter Cities' Home Rule Authority?
- Legislative Update
- Litigation & Case Law Update
- Message from the Chair
- Profiles in Public Law: An Interview with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
- Public Law Journal
- Your Top Ten List of California Administrative Law Reforms
- Public Law Section
Public Law Section
The mission of the Public Law Section is to ensure that laws relating to the function and operation of public agencies are clear, effective and serve the public interest; to advance public service through public law practice; and to enhance the effectiveness of public law practitioners. The Section focuses on addressing issues related to administrative law, constitutional law, municipal law, open meeting laws, political and/or election law, education law, state and federal legislation, public employment, government contracts, tort liability and regulations, land use/environment issues, and public lawyer ethics.
The Section provides topical educational programs, seminars and resource materials; works to enhance the recognition of, and participation by, public law practitioners in the State Bar; presents its annual Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year award to public law practitioners who have made significant and continuous contributions to the profession; and publishes the quarterly Public Law Journal.