Instructor(s) Seifter, Miriam
Law created by federal agencies affects vast areas of modern life, ranging from environmental protection to financial markets to national security. This course is an introduction to the federal administrative state. We will study both the powers that agencies possess and the constitutional, statutory, and other limitations on those powers. The course will explore the relationship of agencies to Congress, the courts, the President, and the public; the procedures through which agencies operate; and the availability and scope of judicial review of agency action. Along the way, the course will consider the rationales for delegating power to agencies, the implications of the design of regulatory institutions, and the values that do or should guide agency conduct.