Dean Harold J. Krent
Administrative Law
Spring 2009

 
 

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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
Spring 2009
Dean Harold J. Krent

SYLLABUS

            The casebook is Gellhorn and Byse’s Administrative Law, Cases and Comments, (revised 10th Edition).  Additional recommended readings are noted on the course website and denoted below by “see.”  The course website is located at http://www.kentlaw.edu/faculty/hkrent/classes/AdminSp09/Syllabus.htm. Each assignment represents a unit of reading – we may well cover more than one unit per class.  I have placed on reserve Professor Strauss’ useful synopsis of the administrative process – An Introduction to Administrative Justice in the United States (2nd Edition).  I highly recommend the latter for those of you who feel completely bewildered by the names and structure of government components.  In terms of grading, I reserve up to 15% of the final grade for class participation.  For those of you taking the course pass-fail, class participation counts up to 25% of the final grade.

I. SEPARATION OF POWERS - QUEST FOR LEGITIMACY
Introduction – Why Administrative Agencies  1-13
Delegation to Administrative Agencies  66-77 (skim); 48-62
Legislative Controls on Delegated Authority 191-206; 176-186
Executive Controls on Delegated Authority    186-191; 138-176
Executive Controls II  224-233; 89-97;
611-627 (skim)

 

II. FORMS OF ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
APA Framework:  Adjudication/Rulemaking   238-247; 252-254;  see Example of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Rulemaking Procedures   

483-497; 519-524;
see Chamber of Commerce case;524-540; 540-550  

Hybrid Rulemaking  498-510; 470-478
Agency Discretion to Choose Procedural Mode  556-574
Negotiated Rulemaking   627-638;see Perritt article
APA Exceptions         705-732

       

III. JUDICIAL CONTROL OF ADMINISTRATIVE DISCRETION
Judicial Review   902-912 (skim)

Judicial Review of Facts and Policy
Substantial Evidence Test
Hard Look Review   

936-973
989-1026

Judicial Review of Questions of Law    1026-1040; 1046-1051; 1068-1091; see Brand X case, see Gonzalez v. Oregon case

 

IV. AGENCY ADJUDICATION
Due Process – Some Old Learning   767-783
Protected Property Interests   783-817
Protected Liberty Interests   822-837; see Perry case
Process That is Due    837-871
Process That is Due     872-901
Independence of Adjudicators 374-393; 414-434

   

V. AVAILABILITY OF JUDICIAL REVIEW
Statutory Preclusion of Review   1181-1209;
see Bartlett v. Bowen case
Committed to Agency Discretion 1209-1228;
see Mass v. EPA case
Timing of Review   1229-1257

           

VI. OVERSIGHT THROUGH TORT RELIEF
Statutory Actions   1278-1290
Constitutional Actions   1291-1302

 

                                                 
                                          

 


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