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221.8 sec. 001 - Statutory Implementation: Agency Policymaking through Regulation (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Jolina Cuaresma  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Law 111
    From January 13, 2020
    To March 09, 2020

Course Start: January 13, 2020
Course End: March 09, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 32170
Class Number: 32170

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 14
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

Much of first-year law school aims to give students an appreciation for how common law evolves and the central role that courts play. However, administrative agencies play a far greater role in shaping today's society through statutory implementation. The goal of this course is to give students insight into the critical work of these agencies. Specifically, the course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how agencies can create wide-ranging policies through their rulemakings and how those regulations impact everyday life. Thus, the emphasis will be on an agency’s legislative role (i.e., we will not be covering an agency’s adjudicative or enforcement functions).

This course will provide students with an opportunity to gain fundamental lawyering skills in drafting and negotiating regulatory language in any area of law. To give students practical rulewriting experience, however, the course is grounded in consumer financial services and those laws governing the student loan servicing industry. I will teach this course against the backdrop of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rulemaking authority under Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

Students will learn how to write regulations that address existing student loan servicing problems. But because the rulemaking process does not happen in a vacuum, policy and politics will play a role. Students will gain insight into the practical constraints of drafting regulations under this administration’s deregulatory focus.

Class will meet for the first 7 weeks of the semester only (Except for the Monday Holidays).

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
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