Executive Branch Regulatory Policy

SLN #: 76448
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 026
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Kittrie

Course Description:
NOTE: This course is limited to students admitted to the Washington DC Externship Program.

This course examines selected advanced administrative law and regulatory policy issues relating to executive agencies. Through readings and case studies, students will gain an advanced understanding of how government agencies do what they do, and of the rules and institutions that control them. The focus of the course will be on U.S. federal government agencies, with some comparisons drawn to state institutions. The class will consider the creation and structure of agencies, agency adjudication and rulemaking, as well as how agencies make policy and engage in regulatory enforcement. In addition, the class will consider the various controls on government agency action, including judicial review and other limits on agency discretion. Guest speakers from the public and private sector will be invited to meet with the class to describe their experiences. Case studies, some from the textbook, others from newsworthy events, will help students focus on the role of the lawyer in government agency decision- making and relations with other stakeholders. A final paper (of approximately 20 pages in length) and various in-class exercises associated with the case studies will be required. The final grade will consist of the following components: 1) final paper - 75%, 2) class participation – 25% (to include in-class exercises).

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.