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223.22 sec. 001 - Dangers of the Administrative State (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Bijal Shah  
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Th 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 107
From January 13, 2022
To February 24, 2022

Course Start: January 13, 2022
Course End: February 24, 2022
Class Number: 32571

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 3
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 16
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

This course is built on inquiries drawn from important debates and real-world controversies relating to administrative and structural constitutional law. This seminar will examine -- from a constitutional and rule-of-law perspective -- central features of the modern administrative state, including as characterized by some of its strongest critics. Are these features genuinely worrisome, or reflective of the avoidable complexity of governance? What forces have driven the evolution of government agencies? And what have critics of relevant constitutional doctrine and administrative law gotten wrong? Our highest aim is to foster fruitful discussion about whether the administrative state is lawful, based on both theoretical material and popular discussion in the media.

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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

LAW 223-Administrative Law is strongly recommended.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Public Law and Policy

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