Administrative Law – 5606
Law governing judicial review of the decisions of government officials and agencies. Decisions of federal and state officials subject to various kinds of judicial review range from regulatory decisions by public service commissions governing the rates of suppliers of electricity and local telephone service to decisions governing entitlement to benefits under welfare programs. Some decisions have wide-ranging social and economic effects such as rulemaking decisions under the Clean Air Act while the impact of other decisions may be limited to a few individuals. The course is designed to assist motivated students to acquire the skills necessary to master a complex and difficult body of law.