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Spring 2015
5378 Statutory Interpretation and Regulation - Bruhl- 19974

Professor(s): Aaron Bruhl (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section A 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MW  Location: 144  TUII

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: Syllabus updated 1/7/2015

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: First day of class: Introduction to Statutes and the Regulatory State. This initial class session will introduce you to statutes and regulations and their role in the modern legal system.
Read casebook pp. 1-27.
Also read SCOTUSblog article: “Court to rule on health care subsidies,” http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/11/court-to-rule-on-health-care-subsidies/. The article concerns King v. Burwell, a statutory interpretation case that is one of the most important cases on the Supreme Court’s docket this year.

Second day of class: How the legislative process works, using the Civil Rights Act as an example.
Read pp. 33-58.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/11/15 9am-12pm  240 BLB  209 BLB  

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

Course Materials (10/27/2014 10:02:54 AM)

Book(s) Required