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This course introduces students to the world of legislation, regulation, and administration that creates and defines so much of our legal order. At the same time, it teaches students to think about processes and structures of government and how they influence and affect legal outcomes. The course includes materials on most or all of the following topics: the separation of powers; the legislative process; statutory interpretation; delegation and administrative agency practice; and regulatory tools and strategies. The course naturally leads into, and enables students to get more out of, advanced courses in the 2L and 3L years on legislation, administrative law, constitutional law and a wide range of regulatory subjects (e.g., environmental law, securities law, telecommunications law).
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