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Administrative Law

Tom will teach Administrative Law (PSC 522 ) for CMU graduate students beginning in January. The course objectives are:
1. distinguish between regulatory and administrative law processes.
2. describe the origins and development of both administrative and regulatory law in the American political system.
3. demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. Administrative Procedures Act and the interpretive role of the courts.
4. identify the tradeoffs between procedural fairness and regulatory efficiency presented by the constraints of regulatory
decision-making with the American legal system.
5. identify the difficulties in the legal system when regulators are asked to review administrative agency decisions
involving complex scientific and technical issues.
6. identify the importance of political subsystems and how they impact agency decision-making.
7. identify and evaluate the effectiveness of various agency controls and reforms that have been proposed for the
administrative process.