Administrative Law

Administrative Law

Professor Todd Rakoff
Spring 2018 course
W, Th, F 8:20am - 9:20am
3 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In Class

This course will study law making and law application by the executive departments of government. Using the material covered in the first-year "Legislation and Regulation" course as a foundation, it will cover a variety of topics, including the legal framework (both constitutional and statutory) that governs administrative adjudication; the proper role of agencies in interpreting statutory and regulatory law; judicial review of agency decisions; public participation in agency rulemaking; and governmental transparency. The central theme of the course is how the law manages the tension between "rule of law" values (e.g., procedural regularity, accountability, and substantive limits on arbitrary action) and the desire for flexible, effective administrative governance.

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