Legal Research: Administrative Law

Legal Research: Administrative Law - Professor Meredith Kostek

  • Course Number: LAW-592
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized
  • Credits: 1
  • Enrollment Limit: 25
  • Description: This course examines federal, state, and local sources of administrative law and teaches students how to research agency regulations, agency decisions, and other sources of administrative law using a variety of free and commercial print and online sources. The goal of the course is to give students an understanding of the advanced research skills necessary for finding administrative authority in its various forms, including: enabling statutes, proposed and final agency regulations, rulemaking comments, decisions, opinions and policy, and executive orders. While the primary focus of this course will be on researching federal administrative law, class time will also be devoted to researching state and local administrative law. This is an especially effective course for students focusing on administrative law careers, like environmental law.
  • Prerequisite: None, however students will have a more thorough understanding of the research tools if they are taking or have taken Administrative Law.
  • Evaluation Method: Students will be evaluated based on class participation, assignments, and on a final project focused on a regulatory issue and agency of their choosing.
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no