Frayda S. Bluestein

Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Professor of Public Law and Government
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Areas of Expertise

Local government law; public records; open meetings; municipal annexation; city attorneys

Profile

Frayda Bluestein joined the School of Government (then the Institute of Government) in 1991. Prior to that, she worked for four years in a private law practice, focusing primarily on municipal and land use law. She also worked for one year in the Legislative Drafting Division of the North Carolina General Assembly. She is the author of A Legal Guide to Purchasing and Contracting for North Carolina Local Governments. In 2004, Bluestein was awarded the School of Government's two-year professorship for teaching excellence. Bluestein earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and a JD from the University of California at Davis.

Selected publications

“Documenting Disparity in Minority Contracting: Legal Requirements and Recommendations for Policy-Makers,” (with Heather Martin and Maureen Berner) in Public Administration Review, May/June 2007, Vol. 67, No. 3, 10 p. Recipient of the 2007 ASPA Louis Brownlow Award.

“Do North Carolina Local Governments Need Home Rule?” in North Carolina Law Review, September 2006, Vol. 84. No. 6, 47 p.

A Legal Guide to Purchasing and Contracting for North Carolina Local Governments, Institute of Government, Second Edition, 2004, 161 p.

Local Government Law Bulletin, “Understanding the Responsiveness Requirement in Competitive Bidding,” No. 102, May 2002, 12 p.

Local Government Law Bulletin, “Disappointed Bidder Claims Against North Carolina Local Governments,” No. 98, May 2001, 16 p.

“Privatization: Legal Issues for North Carolina Local Governments,” in Popular Government, Vol. 62, No. 2 (Winter 1997), 11 p.

“Privatization: Considerations for North Carolina Local Governments,” in Popular Government, Vol. 62, No. 2 (Winter 1997), (co-authored with Kyle Gray (80% contribution), 9 p.

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