Mendelson section, Legislation and Regulation: In the modern regulatory state, the rules that most profoundly shape private conduct come not from the common law but, instead, from legislatures and agencies. This class will explore the lawmaking function of these institutions and the virtues and vices of administrative governance. Among other things, the class will introduce the legislative process and cover statutory interpretation, along with enlarged coverage of core administrative law topics. These will include the allocation of authority between legislatures and agencies; the varied forms of agency decision-making; so-called guidance documents; standing to challenge agency decisions; and the availability of and standards for judicial review of agency decisions.
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