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Strategies in Administrative Law

This course extends our understanding of administrative law by incorporating interest groups, Congress, and the Courts into the regulatory decision-making and rule-making process. The course will begin with a review of the main topics in a standard administrative law class. It will then extend these concepts by introducing approaches from positive political and interest group theory. The structure of the course will include lectures on these concepts, classic cases drawn from administrative texts (e.g. Chevron, State Farm, Vermont Yankee.) A previous administrative law course is not required, through a willingness to analyze problems from multiple disciplines is useful.

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.