About This Class
Administrative law is the law relating to administrative agencies, which almost every practicing lawyer or policy advocate encounters at one or more points in her career. This class focuses on federal agencies - what they are (executive or independent), what they do (adjudicate, regulate, or investigate), and what constrains their authority (the Constitution, Congress, and the judiciary). Lawyers and policy advisors who work for agencies, regulated industries, and public interest groups should understand these basic principles of administrative law in order to work as effective advocates. This course uses a problem focus to stress practical application of administrative law.
Method of evaluation: Midterm exam and final exam; or midterm exam, final paper and final presentation.