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Law And Public Administration

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This course prepares students to apply legal concepts in public administration. Students will analyze legislative and judicial processes in the administration of state and local governments. Other topics, at the state and local level, include enabling laws, regulatory review, open-meeting/sunshine provisions, adjudication, and the Administrative Procedures Act.

This graduate-level course is 6 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations

    • Describe the role of courts in determining the nature of federal-state relations.
    • Contrast the administrative functions among federal and state governments.
    • Describe federalism with its legal, structural and political characteristics.

    Government Regulations and Agency Rulemaking

    • Differentiate between administrative adjudication and administrative rulemaking.
    • Identify the various different types of regulatory agencies and the things they regulate.
    • Describe the forms of rulemaking and the circumstances in which each is used.

    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.

    Agency Accountability

    • Contrast the objectives of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Acts (FERPA, Graham-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, etc.).
    • 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.

    Agency Ethics and Future Trends in Public Administration

    • Describe the relationship between ethics and accountability.
    • 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.

    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
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