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Spring 2025 Course

Legislation and Regulation

Exam Type: One-Day Take-home

This course is an introduction to lawmaking and legal interpretation in the modern United States. It will examine how Congress and administrative agencies adopt binding rules of law (statutes and regulations, respectively) and the ways that implementing institutions – courts and administrative agencies – interpret and apply these rules. The course will consider the structure of the modern administrative state, the incentives that influence the behavior of the various actors, and the legal rules that help to structure the relationships among Congress, the agencies, and the courts.