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Administrative Law (Wiener)

Fall 2022   LAW 601-001  

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Additional Information
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets in person.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. If you are absent due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can send you an email with instructions for accessing the recording for the class session(s) you missed.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

- Please make an appointment to meet with me and I will review/answer questions about what you missed.

Meeting Times/Location
TR 3:00PM - 4:20PM
Silverman Hall 240B



This course examines the law (constitutional, statutory, and administrative) governing the structure, functions, and oversight of federal agencies. It proceeds in three related parts. Part I covers Congress’s establishment of and delegation of powers to agencies, including the constitutional limits of such delegations; subsequent mechanisms by which Congress controls agencies; and the President’s power to direct and oversee the work of agencies, and control them by appointing and removing agency officials. Part II covers the main legal categories of agency action, i.e., rulemaking and adjudication; the choice between them to make policy; and the constitutional, statutory, and other law governing agency action, including the Administrative Procedure Act. Part III covers judicial review of agency action, with emphasis on standing to sue, the availability and methods of review, the timing of review, remedies, and the scope of review as to agency factual determinations, policy decisions, and interpretation of statutes and regulations.

Course Concentrations

Administrative and Regulatory Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of administrative and regulatory law and the administrative process, including the role of statutory authorization and work of administrative agencies; Perform legal analysis in the context of administrative and regulatory law; Communicate effectively on topics related to administrative and regulatory law; Demonstrate an understanding of the role administrative and regulatory law play in our legal system and in society as a whole.


"Gellhorn and Byse's Administrative Law, Cases and Comments - With Access " by Strauss, Peter, Rakoff, Todd, Metzger, Gillian, Barron, David
Edition: 12th Edition (2018)
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781642428841