Administrative Law

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 29/70
Credits: 4
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MWR
  • 1130-1250
  • WB102
08/31/2022 12/07/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

Administrative agencies play an important role in determining legal rights and obligations. This course will study the constitutional and statutory structure of federal administrative agencies. With respect to constitutional structure, the course will cover topics such as the nondelegation doctrine, the Appointments Clause, the executive’s power to remove agency heads, the congressional powers to create, structure and supervise agencies, the unitary executive theory, permissible degrees of agency "independence," agency adjudicatory powers and Article III, and due process constraints on agency process. With respect to statutory structure, the course will explore the way in which the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and other sources of law regulate the authority of federal agencies to determine the rights and responsibilities of the public. The topics will include formality and informality in agency procedure, the choice between rulemaking and adjudication, the procedures for agency rulemaking, and judicial review of agency action.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

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Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Monday, December 05, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM