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Spring 2021 Seminar

Administrative Law in the Modern Era

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam

The seminar will explore a variety of legal issues in connection with the modern administrative state, some of which have been put in sharp relief by the current presidency. Some attention will be given to foundational issues surrounding the rise of administrative institutions. Issues will include judicial deference to agency interpretations of law; the president’s distinctive position in the context of foreign affairs; and the power to change the policies of a previous administration.