Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Regulation (LAW-872-001)
Seth Grossman

Meets: 09:00 AM - 10:50 AM (W) - Warren - Room NT03

Enrolled: 17 / Limit: 22

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Description

This course provides an overview of the federal regulatory process, including the rationale for regulatory programs and reasons for ending or deregulating them, how and why Congress creates or abolishes agencies, how agencies administer their statutory programs through rulemaking, guidance, adjudications, and other tools, and alternatives to traditional regulation. It will examine the ways that the President, other parts of the White House, Congress, courts, and non-governmental actors influence and control agency actions, including through appointments, budgets, oversight, and other mechanisms. In addition, it will consider business and consumer regulation as a way to address market failures.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Textbook: Bressman, Rubin, & Stack, THE REGULATORY STATE (3d ed. 2019) ("Textbook")

First Class Readings

For the first class, we will cover the following topic: Agencies in the Modern System: Structure, Leadership, and Control of the Regulatory Process

The reading assignment for the first class is below:

Textbook: Bressman, Rubin, & Stack, THE REGULATORY STATE (3d ed. 2019) ("Textbook")

• Overview of agencies: Textbook, pages 40-43

• Constitutional principles governing agencies: Congressional Research Service, Organizing Executive Branch Agencies: Who Makes the Call?, Pages 1-2 (available on myWCL)

• Who shapes policy in an agency (political appointees and career civil servants):

• Robert Longley, What to Know About Presidential Appointments, Pages 1-3 (available on myWCL)

• Karen Hult, Staffing Up, Why It Matters Whom the President Hires, Pages 1-8 (available on myWCL)

• Presidential control of agency policymaking:

• Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies from Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff to President Obama (2 pages, available on myWCL)

• Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies from Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff to President Trump (2 pages, available on myWCL)