Berkeley Law offers a robust program for students interested in constitutional and regulatory law. These courses examine the law, institutions, and norms that regulate the structure of government, the processes of governmental decision-making, and the substantive policies that order the relationship between government and the citizenry.
The required course in Constitutional Law is essential to almost all areas of practice and career interests, and provides important preparation for the bar exam. Many other courses are of general interest to students who plan to work in federal, state, or local government, or who aim to practice in an area of public regulation, or who seek to influence public policy at any level.
Rights-based courses examine areas such as the First Amendment, employment and labor, immigration, health, and race. Structure-based courses examine areas such as the balance of powers between the national and state governments, and the separation of powers. Statutory courses examine the creation and control of the modern administrative state, including the structure of administrative agencies and policy areas such national security, financial regulation, health care, the environment, food and drugs, and telecommunications.