Public Law and Policy Program

The Public Law and Policy Program continues Berkeley Law’s long tradition of scholarship on issues of constitutional and administrative law, and judicial and legislative process. It focuses in particular on the separation of powers, the balance of authority between the federal and state governments, interpretation, and public policymaking. The Program advances its mission by supporting research and scholarship, and holding events to generate public discussion and understanding of the interaction between law and public policy.


Civilian control of the military came under increasing stress during the Trump presidency. Civilian leaders considered the use of troops in domestic affairs, while military officers allegedly undermined the policies of elected officials. Did civilian-military relations worsen, what are the causes, and what does the future hold?

Please join us for a vibrant and stimulating discussion.