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Legal Research: Administrative Law

NOTE: This course begins the second week of the semester (Thursday, September 7) and runs for 7 weeks. Because of the shortened course structure, students may not add this course after the first class meeting.

This course examines federal, state, and local sources of administrative law and teaches students how to research agency regulations, agency cases, 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, decisions, opinions and policy, and executive orders. While the primary focus of this course will be on researching federal administrative law, one class session will be devoted to researching state and local administrative law.

Students will be evaluated based on class participation and on a final project focused on a regulatory issue and agency of their choosing.