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JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Writing

Duke Law in DC: Rethinking Federal Regulation

This course is open to students participating in the Duke in DC integrated externship program (LAW 679: Duke Law in DC Externship). The Rethinking Federal Regulation course is a graded, 2-credit, weekly class that focuses on trends in regulatory philosophy, competing models for regulation, the nature of administrative rule making and enforcement of rules and regulations, and some of the sources of regulatory dysfunction. We will also examine the multiple, and at times conflicting, roles that federal agency lawyers play. Students will develop critical analysis skills that are necessary to evaluate federal regulatory law, and will produce a 30-page final research paper for the course.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.


James Salzman
Duke Law in DC: Rethinking Federal Regulation 677.01
Spring 2015

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