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Fall 2020 Course

Legislation and Regulation 4

Exam: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule

This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine the legislative process by which Congress passes statutes; theories of statutory interpretation (including purposivism and textualism); tools and techniques of statutory construction (including semantic canons, substantive canons and the use of legislative history); the structural position of administrative agencies in the constitutional system; the process of agency rulemaking; and judicial review of agency action.


The casebook for the course is Manning & Stephenson, Legislation and Regulation (3d Ed.).