Administrative Law & Public Policy – LPCY 800

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course will examine the historical and legal origins of administrative law and the administrative state. Students will also explore key concepts in administrative law including the non-delegation doctrine, formal and informal rulemaking, agency delegation, construction of regulations, judicial deference, and agency adjudication and enforcement. Administration and regulation of federal and state government agencies will be explored along with the relevant public policy implications. 

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Administrative law permeates law and public policy. The role of administrative agencies and regulation only continues to increase. Thus, policy makers need to be well-versed in matters of administrative law and its effect on the public policy process.  

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. 

Peer Review Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 500 words. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E) 

Article Review Assignments (2)

The student will write 2 article reviews based on recent scholarly papers related to administrative law and policy. The reviews must be at least 1,500-2,000 words. The paper must include at least 4 reference(s) in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E) 

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module(s): week(s). Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and 2 short-answer questions, and have a 90-minute time limit.