Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule
Legislation and Regulation is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine the way Congress and administrative agencies adopt binding rules of law (statutes and regulations, respectively) and the way that implementing institutions – courts and administrative agencies – interpret and apply these laws. It will consider, in particular, the justifications for modern regulation, 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.
Note: This course is open to JD 1Ls only.