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Fall 2023 Course

Legislation and Regulation 4

Exam: One Day Take-Home

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.