Course Description

LAW 216 - Administrative Law

This course is an introduction to the legal principles that undergird the administrative state. We will study the sources of law for agency action and examine the ways in which the practical necessities of having an unelected, expert bureaucracy are squared with our commitments to a government that is democratically accountable and legitimate.

Administrative law extends into nearly every aspect of modern life. It guides the regulation of labor, immigration, the environment, telecommunications, consumer, occupational, and health safety, national security initiatives, financial markets, taxation, and prisons. It also directs the eligibility and disbursement decisions of public benefits programs, including Social Security and Medicaid. It is from these -- and other -- vantage points that we will explore the creation of federal administrative agencies, the constitutional limitations on the agencies’ authority and organizational structure, the normative and policy implications of the design of administrative institutions and programs, the adjudicatory and rulemaking powers of administrative agencies, and the various legal actions that can be brought to challenge administrative action.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jon Michaels 14F 216 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 No No

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Gregory Ogden 14S 216 LEC 1 MW 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM 4.0 No No
Jon Michaels 13S 216 LEC 1 MW 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM 4.0 No No
Categories
Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Financial Regulation; Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Public Health, Labor and Welfare; Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Economic and Consumer Regulation; Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Government, Homeland Security, Immigration and Law Enforcement; Constitutional Law, Government, and Public Policy; Civil Litigation; Environmental & Natural Resource Law; Health Care & The Law; Immigration Law; Intellectual Property; Critical Race Studies; Public Interest Law and Policy;