Law 792:  Advanced Legal Research: Administrative

This course will teach students how to efficiently and effectively conduct federal administrative law research in legal practice. Specifically, students will be able to:

  1. Thoroughly understand the federal rulemaking process, with a focus on the construction and publication of federal regulations in all forms: proposed rules and final rules in the Federal Register (FR) and the codification of final rules in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR);
  2. Track and maintain awareness of federal regulatory planning and action, utilizing a variety of electronic and print tools;
  3. Efficiently search and locate federal administrative decisions and informal guidance;
  4. Effectively research Illinois administrative law and understand the basic nuances of state administrative law structure and research.

The course will meet on Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., from January 18, 2018 through March 15, 2018. Thus, the class sessions will finish prior to Spring Break.

Prerequisites: None

Evaluation: There will be no final examination, grades will be based on course assignments and projects.