Administrative Law

Course Catalog Number:
5201
Course Credits:
3
Course Type:
Lecture
Course Priority:
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
No

Course Description

Administrative agencies dominate lawmaking today. In theory, governmental agencies simply execute and implement laws; in reality, their reach is much broader. Agencies touch virtually every aspect of modern society. They interpret laws, make and enforce their own rules, conduct investigations, impose penalties, and adjudicate disputes. As more laws delegate power to agencies, agencies gain more power, and their authority—and the limits on that authority—become increasingly important.
In this course, we will focus on federal administrative law and learn the basic principles of administrative law. This includes learning about (1) what agencies do, including without limitation rulemaking, adjudicating, and making policy, (2) where agencies fit into our governmental system and how constitutional considerations and statutory issues affect agencies, and (3) what limits there are to agency power such as those found in judicial review of agency action.

Course Offerings 2020-2021

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Fall Term 2020-2021 25647

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Course Offerings 2019-2020

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Fall Term 2019-2020 26895

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Spring Term 2019-2020

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Course Offerings 2018-2019

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Fall Term 2018-2019 28281

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Spring Term 2018-2019 30501

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