Summer 2015

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Courses

LAW-795LN-001 Legislation & Public Policy
Prof. William Yeomans

Legislation and Public Policy will examine the role and functioning of Congress in our government. We will discuss the relationship between Congress and the other branches of government, including its role in oversight and the nominations process. We will also examine the law making function of Congress, including the significance of the structure of each house of Congress and their rules. We will also examine the political forces at work in the election of members of Congress and the way in which they perform their responsibilities in office. Finally, we will explore the roles of lobbyists and money in the legislative process, including a discussion of campaign finance law.

LAW-795NS-001 National Security Law & Practice
Prof. Steve Vladeck

In National Security Law and Practice, we will spend two intensive days studying the major topics in contemporary U.S. national security law and policy. Our focus will range from judicial decisions to pending legislative debates, and from fundamental principles of constitutional law to specific questions about national security-specific rules and regulations. The first quarter of the course will focus on background principles and constitutional foundations, followed by three specific three-hour units, one each on (1) uses of force at home and abroad (including the ongoing debate over the use of force against the Islamic State); (2) military detention, interrogation, and criminal trial of terrorism suspects; and (3) counterterrorism and foreign intelligence surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, and Executive Order 12,333. Although the course is not intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the field of U.S. national security law and policy, students will receive detailed introductions to each of these three discrete areas-with an eye toward pursuing further study in the future.

LAW-843-001 Advanced Issues Immigration Policy & Litigation
Professor Anita Sinha

Immigrant rights in the U.S. are at the forefront of public discourse and debate today, and after years of failed attempts at federal immigration reform, executive policy-making has been a key pathway for change. Immigration Law, Policy, and Practice is a two-day course that will give an overview of U.S. immigration law and key historic and current policy changes. It will also touch upon the intersections of immigration and workers' rights, and crossovers between immigration and criminal law. The course is designed for both newcomers to and those with previous experience in immigration law. The course will likely be split into four topics: Intro to Immigration Law, Current Issues in Immigration Practice, Crimmigration and Immigrant Workers' Rights, and Immigration Reform and Policy.

LAW-872-001 Regulatory Law & Policy: Financial Regulatory Reform
Prof. Gerard Comizio

This course will focus on both the basics and the latest developments in banking regulation and will include discussion of other important issues in the ever-changing world of financial regulation. Those in the class will gain perspectives on the regulatory landscape for financial institutions and will hear insights into the practical aspects of handling issues in the administrative processes with federal financial regulatory agencies and navigating the policy field in both Congress and the regulatory agencies.

LAW-881-001 Advanced Problems in Administrative Law & Regulatory Policy
Profs. Neil Eisner, William Froehlich, Paul Geier

This course will provide an overview of administrative law, emphasizing its application based on the extensive experience the lecturers have in the areas they will address. The first class will cover the structure of the Federal government and the background of the Administrative Procedure Act, its constitutional underpinnings, and the first of its four components: Openness. The remaining classes will cover the other three components: Adjudication, Rulemaking, and Judicial Review.

Course Schedule

Monday (June)
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Immigration Law, Policy & Practice
Anita Sinha
A*

Financial Regulation
Gerard Comizio
B*

Immigration Law, Policy & Practice
Anita Sinha


Financial Regulation
Gerard Comizio

Legislation & Public Policy
William Yeomans
D*
Legislation & Public Policy
William Yeomans
National Security Law & Practice
Steve Vladeck
E*
National Security Law & Practice
Steve Vladeck
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break


6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Administrative Law & Practice
Neil Eisner
C*
Administrative Law & Practice
William Froehlich
Administrative Law & Practice
Neil Eisner
Administrative Law & Practice
Paul Geier

Courses for Academic Credit - Transcript Listing

A.  Register for LAW 843-001 Advanced Issues in Immigration Policy & Litigation (1 credit)

B.  Register for LAW 872-001 Regulatory Law & Policy: Financial Regulatory Reform (1 credit)

C.  Register for LAW 881-001 Advanced Problems in Administrative Law & Regulatory Policy (1 credit)

D.  Register for LAW795LN-001 Research Seminar: Legislation & Public Policy (1 credit)

E.  Register for LAW795NS-001 Research Seminar: National Security Law & Practice (1 credit)