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223.21 sec. 001 - Advanced Administrative Law: Trump and Obama Policies in Court (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Christopher Edley, Jr.  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.


    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From August 18, 2020
    To November 20, 2020

Course Start: August 18, 2020
Course End: November 20, 2020
Class Number: 32991

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 8
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 14
As of: 09/23 04:09 PM

Politically controversial, headline-grabbing changes in domestic and economic policy very often have interesting administrative law dimensions. When challenges to such policies reach court, one can ask whether administrative law is "useful." The recent hyper-partisanship in federal policy-making creates frequent challenges for the administrative law project of disciplining administrative discretion--in favor of legality, empiricism, and transparency. This seminar will explore several recent, high-profile controversies from several fields, including: environment and energy; healthcare; health and safety; and civil rights. Students will complete a draft and final 15-page paper on an approved topic, pursuant to Writing Requirement Option 1. Students will also provide detailed written comments on the draft paper of another student. Grades will be based on equally on (a) class participation, (b) the first draft of a 10-15 page paper, and (c) the final version of that same paper, after instructor feedback.

Law 223 Administrative Law is strongly recommended.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Litigation and Procedure
Social Justice and Public Interest

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