Local Government Fundamentals On-Demand

Live date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2024 - 12:45pm

Are you new to working in local government? Have you transitioned into a new position that requires you to learn about a new area of law? If so, this course may be right for you. Local Government Fundamentals covers the fundamental laws and concepts related to local government.  It is ideal for local government employees with 0-5 years of experience working in local government. 


The course is divided into a series of six modules, each focusing on a different area of local government law. The topics covered include:

  • Local Government Authority, Purpose, and Structure
  • Local Government in Action: Ordinances, Resolutions, and Policies
  • Open Meeting & Public Records 
  • Introduction to the Local Government Budget & Fiscal Control Act 
  • Local Government Contracting
  • Ethics and Conflicts of Interest


*If you do not wish to purchase the on-demand version of this course, it is offered in-person at the School of Government each February; it is also taught remotely via Zoom each October.

Faculty Coordinators

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Teaching Assistant Professor
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Charles Edwin Hinsdale Professor of Public Law and Government
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Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government
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Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government
For questions regarding course details, please contact the program manager.

Faculty Coordinator

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Program Manager, Law and Finance Group
For questions regarding course content, please contact the faculty coordinator.

Faculty Coordinator

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Teaching Assistant Professor
For questions regarding registration, resetting passwords, or login issues, please contact Registration at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919-966-4414.