For UNC School of Government - DFI
The School of Government is the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and
research organization in the United States. We provide training for public
officials, do short and long term advising, and research and create publications whose purpose is improving government. We are multidisciplinary, with experts
in public law, administration, and finance. Attention to our values of being
nonpartisan, policy-neutral, and responsive has built trust with North
Carolina's public officials.
faculty work in many different areas of law, including criminal law and
procedure, local government law, education law, employment law, health law and
community and economic development. Work with Professor Mulligan will be about
community and economic development. A clerk would be able to choose from
several different projects, a few of which are sampled here: assemble a guide
for economic development incentive contracts for local governments; author blog
posts summarizing recent developments in community economic development law;
and research and draft model resolutions for establishing redevelopment areas.
In addition, the extern will respond to legal queries related to the work of
the Development Finance Initiative (DFI), which assists North Carolina local
governments with attracting private investment for revitalization projects. For
more information on DFI, visit
. The extern
will be invited (not required) to attend Prof. Mulligan’s course on Community
Revitalization (PUBA 780-004), where DFI projects are discussed regularly.
Strong interest in public law related to community and
economic development, demonstrated through past activities, is necessary. Prior
or concurrent course work in related legal topics such as property, contracts,
business/corporations, and local government law is preferred.