SFALP operates as a limited-enrollment clinic open to all students beginning in their second semester. Students work on cases in small groups based on their interests. Within each group, assignments are distributed and supervised by the deputy city attorneys, under the oversight of Dean Gerken and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin, the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project fellow. The clinic seminar, Local Government in Action, introduces students to local government lawyering and to the broader legal and policy issues associated with affirmative government litigation. The seminar melds theory and practice by engaging students in the theoretical and ethical questions that inform their casework.