Administrative Law – JURI 625

CG • Section • 12/17/2019 to 05/25/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course examines the processes that legislative and administrative policy is promulgated and enforced by administrative agencies. Consequently, topics include formal and informal rulemaking, agency delegation, construction of regulations, judicial deference, and agency adjudication and enforcement.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

In the 21st century, administrative agencies touch and regulate all aspects of citizens’ lives. The ever-expanding role of government has led to the development of a magnitude of administrative agencies. This course is designed to introduce the student to the foundational principles upon which administrative law has developed, grown, and held the 3 branches of government accountable.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Articulate the general principles of administrative law.
  2. Articulate the role of administrative agencies in our legal system.
  3. Discuss how agencies promulgate rules by formal and informal rule-making.
  4. Discuss the current state of judicial doctrines that involve deferring to administrative agencies.
  5. Analyze administrative law matters in a variety of factual situations.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–250 words. For each thread, the student must use at least 1 scholarly, academic source. Each reply must use at least 1 source, as well. All sources must be cited using current Bluebook format. Acceptable sources include the course textbook, the Bible, and scholarly articles.

Short Answers (3)

Each of these assignments will contain 2 short answer essay questions that focus on legal principles. Each short answer must be 250–400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. No outside sources are required, but the student must cite the course textbook using current Bluebook format.

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice, true/false, matching, or fill-in-the-blank questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.

Final Exam

The final exam will be completed in 2 sections:

Multiple Choice: The first section will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice, true/false, matching, or fill-in-the-blank questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.

Short Answer: The second section will be open-book/open-notes and contain 2 short answer essay questions. Each short answer must be 250–400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. No outside sources are required, but the student must cite the course textbook using current Bluebook format. This section will have no time limit.