Clean water, safe food and drugs, stable banks, sensible land use, an open and accessible internet—these and many more aspects of modern American life depend largely on decisions made by unelected officials staffing administrative agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. This course examines the authority and procedures that these administrative agencies use to make law, investigate violations of the law, and adjudicate the application of the law to individuals and businesses. The course raises student awareness regarding the operation of the administrative state and important separation of powers and due process questions raised by ubiquitous administrative governance.
Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law Powers is a co-requisite or prerequisite.
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