Administrative Law

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Fall 2014 Course
Meets: W, Th 1:00pm - 2:30pm in WCC Room 2012
3 classroom credits

This course will examine the legal controls on government regulation, in areas as diverse as environmental law, national security, communications, foreign affairs, taxation, labor-management relations, and much more. Pervasive questions will involve the constitutional legitimacy of "the regulatory state"; the procedures that are supposed to improve and discipline agency decisions; the right to a hearing; the role of cost-benefit analysis; and the allocation of power between regulators and judges. A distinctive feature of the course will be frequent focus on democratic theory, on regulatory policy, and on how administrative law can actually make society work better or worse.

Note: For upper-level JD students, this course will be included in the Multi-Section round of registration.

Subject Areas: Government Structure & Function , Regulatory Law , Constitutional Law & Civil Rights .

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