Public Administrative Law

Spring 2014 quarter

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In a modern bureaucracy, a legislative body must delegate much of its rule-making authority to the agencies that serve its constituents.  Agency regulations don’t sound very glamorous, but they dictate much of our life in civil society.    Many activities of daily life, from driving to drinking water, are regulated in some way by agency rules.  This course will explore administrative rule-making, including: how agencies get the authority to do what they do (i.e., constitutional law), how they make rules, the public’s role in the rule-making procedure, and how these rules are challenged.  This course will also touch on areas of law most salient in public administration, such as the Public Records Act and ethics laws.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: 6-10p Mon


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Spring)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 20


Course Reference Number

(4 GR credits): 30373

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