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 executive agencies adopt binding rules of law (statutes and regulations, respectively) and the way that implementing institutions – courts and agencies – interpret and apply these rules. The course will consider theories and tools of statutory interpretation, the structure of the modern administrative state, the incentives that influence the behavior of the various actors, and the laws that structure the relationships among Congress, the agencies, and the courts.
Administrative Law, Cases and Comments, by Strauss, Rakoff, Metzger, Barron and O’Connell (2018)