Administrative Law

Administrative Law

Professor Matthew Stephenson
Fall 2019 course
M, T 8:10am - 10:10am in Austin Hall Room 101 - East
4 classroom credits

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: One Day Take-Home

Using the material covered in the first-year "Legislation and Regulation" course as a foundation, this course will cover topics related to law-making and law-application by executive departments of the federal government. Subjects covered will include 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 non-traditional approaches to regulation, including negotiation and privatization. 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