Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule
This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. 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.
The text for the course is MANNING & STEPHENSON EDS., LEGISLATION AND REGULATION, 3D EDITION (Foundation Press 2017).