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Administrative Law 100-S2

October 30, 2015

This course is the “Civil Procedure” of the administrative state. Focusing primarily upon federal law and federal agencies, the course introduces students to the processes of law making and law application by the administrative agencies of the executive branch and their control by the federal courts, Congress, and the President. The course covers the basic tools used by agencies, such as rulemaking and adjudication, as well as the procedural and substantive rules that limit and guide the use of these tools. Special attention is given to the scope of judicial review, access to judicial review and a survey of the law affecting administrative agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. This survey includes constitutional law (the separation of powers, procedural due process, and freedom of information). In short, the study of administrative law focuses on the activities of government agencies—from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Social Security Administration, from the Federal Trade Commission to the National Labor Relations Board. The course is strongly recommended for students who intend to take Environmental Law.


The American Bar Association accreditation standards require students to regularly attend the courses in which they are registered. Lewis & Clark expects students to attend classes regularly and to prepare for classes conscientiously. Specific attendance requirements may vary from course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a given class must be provided to students in a syllabus or other written document at the start of the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a failing grade) will be imposed for poor attendance.

For more information:

Professor: Nicholas Fromherz
Credits:  3
Class Meets: Wednsday July 6 - August 8
Time:  5:30pm-7:30pm
Room:  7
Exam:  Unscheduled, Available August 5 & August 8
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