georgetown law center new policy program announcement

State and Local Government Program Formed at Law Center

The Georgetown Law Center initiated a new program on State and Local Government Policy and Law (“SALPAL”) in the fall of 2019.  Meryl Chertoff, a Georgetown Law adjunct professor and former director of the Aspen Institute’s Justice and Society Program, has been appointed Executive Director, and law professor Sheila Foster serves as its faculty adviser.  


SALPAL is based on the belief that state and local approaches to law and policy are essential to solving challenging public policy problems. It was created to serve as both a think tank and as a means for law students to explore and pursue careers in state and local government. The program provides participating students the opportunity to take courses on state and local government law and policy, assists them in locating clinical opportunities, summer positions, and careers in local and state governments. 


SALPAL will serve as a forum where scholars, opinion makers, and intergovernmental affairs experts can explore the possibilities and limitations facing state and local legal authorities when attempting to endorse policy changes.  


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