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Spring 2023

5382 Administrative Law - KUMAR- 16706

Professor(s): Sapna Kumar (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 
Health Law

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MW  Location: 260 

Course Outline: Administrative agencies execute laws affecting almost every aspect of daily life—including regulating labor relations, setting tariff rates, issuing patents, and enforcing air pollution standards. This course does not focus on the substantive law of any particular agency; it instead covers principles and procedures common to all agencies, derived in large part from the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act. We will examine the sources of agency authority, the limitations on agency actions, the procedures that agencies must use in rule-making and adjudication, and the availability and scope of judicial review of agency actions.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Synchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, the final and any other assessment for the course, such as a mid-term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.


Prerequisites:  None

First Day Assignments: Hickman/Pierce (3rd ed) pp. 27-30, 35-40, 66-82, 183-187

Final Exam Schedule: 05/03 1-4pm  Remote    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Hickman/Pierce Administrative Law 3rd ed. ISBN 9781642422580

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