Administrative Law

Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 52/64
Credits: 4

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:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

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

Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
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 Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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