LAW 113

Modern Regulatory State

This course introduces students to the structural, substantive and procedural aspects of the regulatory state, with particular emphasis on the ways in which businesses, nongovernmental organizations and individuals interact with regulatory agencies. It will begin with an overview
of American public law, including relevant constitutional principles such as federalism and separation of powers; the process by which legislation and regulation are developed, implemented and enforced; and various forms of regulation in different settings. As part of the overview, students will also learn how to access and analyze primary and secondary sources of regulatory law and guidance.With this background in place, the course will turn to four modules, each of which explores a different area of regulatory interactions: rulemaking, permitting, compliance, and enforcement. Each module will include an exercise designed to familiarize students with the actual
implementation of concepts discussed. In some cases the students will perform the exercises in groups, while others will be individual. In the final segment of the course, students will work in groups to evaluate a realistic, simulated regulatory scenario implicating concepts covered in the modules, concluding with group presentations and discussion.

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