law562 | Graduate
Law And Public Administration
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Agency Ethics and Future Trends in Public Administration
- Describe managerial, political and legal challenges of holding agencies accountable for their behavior.
- Identify trends and concerns that may shape the future of local, state, and federal public administration law in the United States.
- Describe the relationship between ethics and accountability.
- Describe the various legal means for holding agencies accountable (for example, open-meeting/sunshine provisions, Federal Tort Claims Act, Section 1983 actions, Constitutional claims, common law claims, and Tucker Act claims).
- Contrast common law from statutory sources of review authority.
- Contrast the objectives of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Acts (FERPA, Graham-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, etc.).
Government Regulations and Agency Rulemaking
- Describe the forms of rulemaking and the circumstances in which each is used.
- Differentiate between administrative adjudication and administrative rulemaking.
- Identify the various different types of regulatory agencies and the things they regulate.
Introduction to Public Administration
- Contrast the differences between public administration and private management.
- Identify the various sources of administrative law in the U.S. (specifically federal Administrative Procedures Act (APA), uniform state APA of 1946 as amended, etc.).
- Describe the general avenues of interest group participation in public administration
Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
- Describe federalism with its legal, structural and political characteristics.
- Describe the role of courts in determining the nature of federal-state relations.
- Contrast the administrative functions among federal and state governments.
Policy Analysis and Implementation
- Describe the various rights secured by the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
- Apply the review standards for due process and equal protection.
- Explain how managerial, political, and legal perspectives variously affect policy implementation and evaluation.
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