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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

Faculty
Ryan D. Doerfler

Assistant Professor of Law

doerfler@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information

Skills Training
None

Grading
100% Exam

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

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

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.

Category
First-Year

Credits
3.0

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.

Course Concentrations

Constitutional Law
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of constitutional law; Perform legal analysis in the context of constitutional law; Communicate effectively on topics related to constitutional law; Demonstrate an understanding of constitutional law affects other areas of law.

Courts and the Judicial System
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of both substantive and procedural issues in the operation of our legal system; Perform legal analysis in the context of procedural issues and the judicial process; Communicate effectively on topics related to procedure and the judicial process; Demonstrate an understanding of how procedural issues and the judicial process affect all other area of our legal system.

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.


Textbooks

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