Administrative Law

This course addresses the nature and functioning of federal and state administrative agencies, its dominant theme being the relationship between the administrative process and the judicial system. Central to that theme is the question of whether and to what extent the former is controlled by the latter. Accordingly, the course covers such topics as: whether the judiciary can review administrative action, the scope of review, who can obtain it and against whom, and when review can be sought and granted. Also covered is administrative fact-finding and rulemaking, the problems of bias and prejudice, the necessity and scope of notice and opportunity to be heard, agency obtaining of information, and the process of proof and decision in administrative proceedings.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.