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This class is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2021. The professor assignment or course offering may change. The course description and course information shown is from the last time this professor taught this course and is subject to change.
Spring 2021
LAW200  A  ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Course Description
This course is an introduction to the process of federal administrative agencies. Federal government regulation through agencies is pervasive: look closely at any area of your life, and you will find a federal agency lurking in the background. For example, federal agencies regulate health care, determine eligibility for social security, regulate air travel and highway safety, establish environmental and workplace safety standards, and adjudicate asylum claims. In law school, we tend to focus on courts as the locus of decision making, and on the common law as the body of decisions that matter most. In contrast, administrative law focuses on agencies as decision makers, and on statutes passed by Congress as the authority for agency action. We will cover the nature and structure of administrative agencies and where they fit in our Separation of Powers scheme; the forms that agency decisions take; the procedures agency officials must observe under the Administrative Procedure Act; the means by which the legislative, judicial and executive branches control and review agency decisions; and the constitutional constraints that limit agency action. We will also consider normative questions about the legitimacy and accountability of government agencies in our constitutional system.

Course Schedule
None

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Exam and class participation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Admiralty - Related
Business & Taxation - Basic
Criminal Law - Related
Employment & Labor - Basic
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Related
Environment & Natural Resources - Basic
Government & Regulation - Basic
Health & Medical - Related
Immigration - Basic
Intellectual Property - Related
Litigation - Related
Real Property - Related
Social Justice - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Environmental Law (Area of Focus)   More information
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None

 
Professor(s)

JAMES, OSAMUDIA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: ojames@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-2476
Office: G372


This class is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2021. The professor assignment or course offering may change. The course description and course information shown is from the last time this professor taught this course and is subject to change.