Course Description

LAWS 5205
Legislation and Regulation
General Description:
Introduces lawmaking in the modern administrative state. Examines the way Congress and administrative agencies adopt binding rules of law (statutes and regulations, respectively) and the way that implementing institutions ? courts and administrative agencies ? interpret and apply these laws. Considers 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.

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LAWS 5205-801

Instructor(s): Harold Bruff

Credits: 3

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Mon,Wed   1:00 PM - 2:20 PM   WOLF 204

Syllabus: Fall 2011 Legislation and Regulation Syllabus.pdf

First Assignment: Fall 2011 Legislation and Regulation First Week.pdf


LAWS 5205-802

Instructor(s): Helen Norton

Credits: 3

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Mon,Wed   1:00 PM - 2:20 PM   WOLF 205

Syllabus: Fall 2011 Legislation and Regulation Syllabus.pdf

First Assignment: Required casebook: Manning & Stephenson, Assignment for Class #1: Pages 1-28


LAWS 5205-803

Instructor(s): ; Ming Chen

Credits: 3

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Mon,Wed   1:00 PM - 2:20 PM   WOLF 206

First Assignment: Assignment for Class #1: Read Preface to Bressman, Rubin, and Stack's The Regulatory State (required casebook) along with excerpts from Robert Kagan, Regulators (posted on TWEN) and Lawrence Friedman, Total Justice (posted on TWEN).