The complexity of modern government means that much governing is done not by the traditional three branches but by administrative agencies with quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial, as well as executive, functions. This course explores administrative process and procedure: how, in the federal government, the Constitution, Congress (through organic statutes and the Administrative Procedure Act), the courts, and the agencies themselves help define the powers and responsibilities of the independent and executive agencies. The course examines specific agencies as bureaucratic institutions, considers approaches to regulatory reform, and specially emphasizes the courts.
This is a substantive course that deals with law and policy.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; Corporate Transactions and Governance; Financial Services and Compliance; Health Care Management and Compliance; Labor and Employment (Corporate Perspective); Real Estate and Land Use; Tax; IP/Copyright and Trademark;Tech/Privacy; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution; General Practice – Transactional