Administrative Law

LAW JD 801

LAWSON SECTION: This course will examine the nature and functions of federal administrative agencies and the legal controls on agency action. Topics include the status of administrative agencies in the constitutional framework of separation of powers; agency rulemaking and adjudication; and the availability, timing, and scope of judicial review of agency action. BEERMANN/DIVER SECTIONS: This course will examine the nature and functions of federal administrative agencies and the legal controls on agency action. Agency action is situated and examined in its political and legal contexts. Topics include the status of administrative agencies in the constitutional framework of separation of powers including the non-delegation doctrine, the President's appointment and removal powers in light of the unitary executive, the constitutionality of the legislative and line-item vetoes, the constitutionality of agency adjudication, and the constitutional (and political) status of independent agencies; agency rulemaking and adjudication including the choice of procedural model and the procedural requirements of the rulemaking model; and the availability, timing and scope of judicial review of agency action including standing to seek judicial review and exceptions to the availability of judicial review. The course also examines different methods of policy analysis such as regulatory impact analysis and cost-benefit analysis. Additional topics include discriminatory enforcement, regulatory delay, judicial imposition of procedural constraints on agencies, the implication of private rights of action from regulatory statutes and the availability citizens' suits. Some attention may be paid to differences between state and federal separation of powers doctrines.

FALL 2013 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Beermann LAW 1420 TR 10:40 am-12:40 pm Stamped Approval

SPRG 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
D1 Diver LAW 1570 TR 2:10 pm-4:10 pm Stamped Approval

SPRG 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
L1 Lawson LAW 820 TR 9:15 am-10:30 am Stamped Approval
L1 Lawson LAW 820 F 9:05 am-10:20 am Stamped Approval

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