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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Grading Designation: Graded
Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From August 18, 2020
To November 30, 2020
Course End: November 30, 2020
Class Number: 32991
Enroll Limit: 14
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM
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.
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