Law 792:  Advanced Legal Research: Administrative & Regulatory

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.

Sequence and Prerequisites: Legal Research

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