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UNC School of Government - DFI

Non-Profit/Issue Based

Fall; Spring; Summer

Banking/Lending; Local Government

Work Description

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.

SOG 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.

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