Curriculum

Administrative Law

B713 is taught by Aman, Craig

This comprehensive course will cover most of the major constitutional and statutory issues in federal administrative law today, including various procedural due process questions, the constitutionality of delegating legislative power to administrative agencies, private actors and international organizations, the constitutional requirements for appointing and removing Officers of the United States, and the interpretation and application of the Federal Administrative Procedure Act. Primary consideration will be given to how agencies make policy and adjudicate disputes and how federal courts review those decisions. The course will also examine what is emerging as new sources of administrative law today, public /private partnerships, outsourcing and various procedural approaches to privatization. Though this course emphasizes federal administrative law, most of these concepts and the issues they involve apply to state law as well.

In addition, this course will provide opportunities for students to analyze the basic doctrines of administrative law by learning how to solve certain practical problems that require certain skills, such as the ability to draft a petition to intervene in an administrative proceeding, a petition for judicial review after an agency renders its final decision and a Freedom of Information Act request.

This is a second or third year course. There are no prerequisites.