LAW 556-44 Legislative and Administrative Process

This course will introduce students to statutes and administrative regulations, the foundations of public law and policy. Using the federal system as our model, we will study the allocation of power to all three branches of government: the process by which Congress creates legislation and authorizes administrative agencies to enforce those laws; the process by which those agencies make and enforce regulations pursuant to their statutory mandates; and the role of courts to ensure that agencies have properly interpreted their statutory mandates and followed procedural requirements for promulgating and enforcing regulations. We will also examine the role that lawyers play in terms of advocacy for, implementation of, challenges to, and defense of public policy.