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ML: Navigating the Regulatory State (Petersen)

Fall 2022   LAW 529-301  

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William Petersen

Lecturer in Law

Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Expository Writing
Other Professional Skills:

20% Participation,
60% Exam,
20% Other (In addition to a final exam, which will be 60% of the final grade, there will also be a midterm exam that will be 20% of the final grade. The remaining 20% of the grade will be based on class participation.)

Short Answer,
Take Home,

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

Meeting Times/Location
R 5:30PM - 8:15PM
Gittis Hall 2

Masters in Law


This course, which is designed for non-law students, will examine the fundamentals of administrative law. Administrative agencies formulate rules and regulations that dramatically impact American life. Are these agencies a practical necessity in today’s complex world or are they an increasingly inappropriate delegation of decision-making? By the end of the term, you will have an opinion on this question -- an opinion that will be informed by a detailed examination of the purpose of administrative agencies, the ways in which these agencies are created and structured, the processes they follow when they act, and the political and judicial controls to which they are subjected.

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.


"The Regulatory State " by Bressman, Rubin, and Stack
Edition: 3rd 2020
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 9781454878797