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Legislation (Doerfler)
Spring 2018   LAW 611-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
MW 3:00PM - 4:20PM
Tanenbaum Hall 345

Ryan D. Doerfler

Assistant Professor of Law

Additional Information

Course Concentrations
Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Courts and the Administration of Justice
Administrative and Regulatory Law

Skills Training

100% Exam

Take Home,
Partial Open Book (Open book, closed internet.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement


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. I will make these recordings routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

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



This course is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine how Congress and administrative agencies adopt binding rules of law (statutes and regulations, respectively) and the ways that implementing institutions – courts and administrative agencies – interpret and apply these rules. The course will consider the structure of the modern administrative state, the incentives that influence the behavior of the various actors, and the legal rules that help to structure the relationships among Congress, the agencies, and the courts. The text for the course is MANNING & STEPHENSON EDS., LEGISLATION AND REGULATION, 3D EDITION (Foundation Press 2017). Grades will be based on an examination at the end of the semester. This is a 1L elective course and 1Ls will receive priority in enrollment.


"Legislation & Regulation" by John F. Manning & Matthew C. Stephenson
Edition: 3d
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634606479