Printable Version

Spring 2018
5378 Statutory Interpretation and Regulation - HESTER- 17149

Professor(s): Tracy Hester (DIRECTOR/SUPERVISOR )

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: This course introduces students to the role of statutes and administrative regulation in the practice of law today. The course covers, as its primary subject, the interpretation of statutes and regulations. This element includes the close reading of one or more complex statutes. The course also covers, as a second element, basic aspects of administrative law: in particular, how agencies implement and enforce statutes and regulations. The course may also include other elements, such as legislative process or regulatory policy.

Course Syllabus: The course syllabus will be provided on a class website and updated as the semester progresses. A draft version of the syllabus is available here.

Course Notes:   We will use as our textbook Statutes, Regulation, and Interpretation: Legislation and Administration in the Republic of Statutes, by William Eskridge, Abbe Gluck, and Victoria Nourse (West Academic Publishing, 2014). I will supplement the casebook with additional cases and readings posted to the website.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: Eskridge, pp. 1-33.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/01 9am-12pm      

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (10/9/2017 4:09:12 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Statutes, Regulation, and Interpretation: Legislation and Administration in the Republic of Statutes | Edition: 1 Author: William Eskridge, Abbe Gluck, Victoria Nourse ISBN: 9780314273567 Publication Date: 09/26/2014 Publisher: West Academic