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 Making2
Statutes and Regulations3
Experiential Course (complete one)Units
Legislative & Public Policy Clinic6 (3,3)
Capital Lawyering Externship (approved by director)3 to 14
Elective CoursesUnits
Administrative Law3
California Initiative Seminar2
Cybersecurity Law & Policy2
Education Law3
Elder Law & Social Policy3
Election Law2
Environmental Law3
Environmental Practice2
Gaming Law and Regulations1
Immigration Law and Policy3
Information Privacy3
Insurance Law2
Labor Law3
Land Use Planning2
Law & Ethics in Government2
Lawmaking in California12
Leadership in Organizations2
Legislation and Statutory Interpretation3
Local Agency Practice2
Mental Health Policy and Law2
Negotiations and Settlements2 or 3
Pacific Legislative Law Review (Greensheets)2
Poverty Law3
Race, Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice Reform3
Reproductive Rights and Justice1
Sexual Orientation & Gender Identification2
Water Resources Law3

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.


Professor Erin O’Neal
Director, Capital Center for Law & Policy
Director, Capital Lawyering Concentration