Section Description Provided by Instructor
This course will provide a focused and rigorous introduction to Administrative Law. Any lawyer who interacts with federal administrative agencies, such as the SEC, FCC, EPA, FDA, INS, or many others, needs to understand the constitutional and statutory limitations on the decision-making procedures employed by these bodies. This course will give the student a firm handle on this difficult, but vitally important, material. Topics to be covered include: procedural due process; the Administrative Procedure Act and its limitations on agency rulemaking and adjudication; the separation of powers insofar as it bears on executive and legislative control over agencies (for example, with respect to the legislative veto, the President's executive order power, and the permissibility of "independent" agencies); and judicial review of agency action.
METHOD OF EVALUATION: Proctored exam and class participation.
TWR 10:40a - 12:00p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Constitutional Law is a pre-requisite. LLM students who do not satisfy the pre-requisite should contact Prof. Metzger for permission to enroll.