Administrative Law Dean Perritt Spring, 1998 Syllabus
 
date unit  subject assignment 
1/12 1 state/local inspection - agency action?  Inspection problem; related materials on Web for first day 
1/14 2 background, description  1-50 (emphasize 1-30); APA §551(1) [casebook p.1133] 
Congress 
1/21 3 role of statutes, delegation, vagueness  51-79; language for hypos
1/26 4 legislative veto  79-100
1/28 5 delegation of adjudicatory authority  101-114
2/2 6 statutory precision, irrebutable presumptions; Delaney clause  114-140; telco Bill of Attainder case
2/9 7 techniques of legislative and executive control  140-159 (skim); 
Acquaint yourself with the following materials for 2/9; read them more carefully before 2/11 and 2/16 classes: 
Constitutionality of trade disputes panels: 
NAFTA constitutional issues; 
WTO constitutional issues; 
ACCT case
Constitutionality of multinational military engagements 
Presidential Decision Directive 25;  
Winner article
Hoskins article
2/11 seminar in comparative institutions - 1745-2100 10th Floor Events Room,; buffet dinner Abbott "echo" February, 1998; review international materials assigned for 2/9
2/16 8 executive supervision; appointment power  160-195; international hypo
2/18 9 Congr power to limit executive control  195-229
2/23 techniques of executive control  229-265; Exec.Ord.12866; [optional] OMB report on regulation; War Powers Resolution [will be used in class]
Adjudication 
2/25 12 intro, Friendly list, Goldberg, M. v. Eldridge  266-303
3/2 no class
3/4 13 interests protected - Roth, Perry, Loudermill  303-334
3/9 14 fed stat. hearing rights  334-352; comparison of procedural due process, APA requirements and Fed.R.Civ.P.--chart;  
[use in class: yamasaki.html]
3/11 15 roadmap of record, sep of functions  352-373; APA §§554-557; CDA language for class dicsussion 
   
3/16 19 controlling adjudication through rulemaking; obligation to follow rules  397-414; 567-570; fuel consumption chart (for class); note on procedural rules; note on age 60 rule
Rulemaking 
3/23 20 rulemaking - intro, authority to make  417-431
3/25 21 informal RM procedure  APA § 553; 431-432; 437; 440-481; [to be used in class] HHS organ transplant proposed rule 
makeup complete by last day of class 1. find a notice of proposed rulemaking 
in the Federal Register or on an agency 
Web page 
2. write and submit a comment to the agency 
3. send a copy to HHP 
4. you *may* work with *one* other person; if you 
do, submit to HHP a statement saying what work 
each person did. 
you can look at sample comments filed with the FCC 
to get an idea as to format
4/6 22 negotiated rulemaking; sources of info and analysis; hearings; politics & rationality - ex parte contact  486-495; 571-576, 1171-1178; 495-533 (Vt Yankee and other cases); Federal Advisory Committee Act (for use in class); adsl diagram
4/8 25  making policy without rules; through adjudication Chenery  542-559 adsl diagram - revised
Judicial Review 
4/13  intro; Overton Park; 
interp. of law
703-740; NCUA v. First Nt'l Bank & Trust (defer standing sections); Allentown
4/15 30  facts & substantial evidence; science, policy, Benzene case 740-785
4/20, 4/22 no class  
4/27 32  availability of review 785-816; NCUA v. First Nat'l Bank & Trust (concentrate on standing sections)
4/29 - makeup 
 
 
33 review lecture
Notes:
  1. Unless you are told otherwise, each class session will cover the next "unit." The first class will cover Unit 1.
  2. page numbers without preceding letter = pages in Mashaw, Merrill, & Shane 3d ed
  3. Other references point to supplementary materials on the Web page for the course, reachable through http://www.law.vill.edu/vls/student_home/courses.
  4. * = handout, to be available on the Web page before class
  5. You are encouraged to participate in the electronic study group for this course