Law and Public Management Specialization

Courses in this specialization may be taken at CUNY Law School at Queens College, The City University of New York, or at other law schools offering comparable courses.

Students must apply to, and be accepted at, law school while enrolled in the MPA Program, and complete their specialization while attending law school.  Subject to the approval of the program director, 12 credits of law courses concerning legal research, civil and criminal procedure, and public institutions and the law, may be transferred for credit.  Students must also pass the MPA Qualifying Examination and the Capstone Course and fulfill any other remaining requirements for the MPA degree.  Students who have completed coursework in law school prior to enrollment in the MPA Program may apply to the program director to transfer up to 12 credits from law school toward this concentration.

Students enrolled in the MPA Program may also complete the Law and Public Management specialization by completing three courses at the CUNY Law school.

 

Access to selected CUNY Law Classes for MPA Students

 

The CUNY Law School will permit John Jay MPA students to take selected law courses provided that the student has maintained a 3.2 GPA and has completed one designated JJC MPA gateway course for the first Law School course involved, with a grade of 3.5 or better. Once a student has successfully completed the first CUNY Law School course, a second gateway course is not required.   Below is an advising list of available law courses and MPA prerequisites will be updated periodically.  Law courses can be applied to MPA Specializations as indicated on the list.

 

Gateway Course 

CUNY Law Course 

MPA Specialization Application 

PAD 710: The Ethical and Legal Environment of Public Employment

 Labor Arbitration & Collective Bargaining

MPAPPA: Human Resources Management

MPAPPA: Management and Operations

PAD 740: Public Sector Inspection and Oversight

 Government Ethics Law

MPAIO: Investigation and Operational Inspection

PAD 742: Public Sector Accounting and Auditing

 Securities Regulation

MPAIO: Investigation and Operational Inspection

MPAIO: Fiscal Policy Analysis and Oversight

MPAIO: Organizational Assessment and Monitoring

PAD 710: The Ethical and Legal Environment of Public

Employment

or

PAD 741: Administrative Law and Regulation

 Public Institutions and Law

MPAPPA: Human Resources Management

MPAPPA: Management and Operations

MPAIO: Investigation and Operational Inspection

MPAIO: Organizational Assessment and Monitoring

PAD 750: Security of Information and Technology

Internet Law

MPAPPA: Human Resources Management

MPAPPA: Management and Operations

MPAIO: Investigation and Operational Inspection

MPAIO: Organizational Assessment and Monitoring

Six 6 credits of coursework in Urban Affairs at Hunter College.

Land Use and Community Lawyering

MPAPPA: Urban Affairs

PAD 740: Public Sector Inspection and Oversight

Law and Democratic Process

MPAIO: Investigation and Operational Inspection