Curriculum

Administrative Law

B713 is taught by Aman, Craig

This course treats those aspects of the administrative process that are common to almost all administrative agencies. Primary consideration is given to the constitutional justification for the administrative agency and the agency's relationship to the legislature, the executive, and, in significant detail, the courts. Administrative discretion to formulate policy and the manner in which policies are made is stressed. Specific topics include the constitutional basis of administrative procedure, the scope of judicial review, the difference between rulemaking and adjudication, the limits of procedural due process, as well as the construction of the Administrative Procedure Act. The course emphasizes federal administrative law, but most of the concepts apply to state law as well. This is a second or third year course. There are no prerequisites other than completion of the required first year courses. This course will meet for only six weeks, with the final exam scheduled for the evening of October 4. (Professor Paul Craig is a renowned British teacher and scholar of administrative law. He has been teaching here for nearly twenty years.)