Course Details

Legal & Regulatory Process

This course introduces students to the key elements of the U.S. legal system. We will look at the constitutional structure of government, the sources of lawmaking authority, and the manner in which Congress, the administrative state, and the judiciary collaborate in developing rules of applicable law. Along the way, we will study the judicial and lawmaking system, the regulatory design and implementation process, and, to some degree, mechanisms of dispute resolution. Given the unique focus of the MSL program, we will pay special attention to how the American legal system considers, evaluates, and negotiates matters involving science and technology.

Catalog Number: REGLAW 901-0
Additional Course Information: Course required for MSL degree,  MSL students only


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Legal & Regulatory Process
Faculty: Pfander, James E. (courses | profile)
Rodriguez, Daniel B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 43     Actual: 39

Fall 2017
Title: Legal & Regulatory Process
Faculty: Pfander, James E. (courses | profile)
Rodriguez, Daniel B. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 43     Actual: 41

Fall 2016
Title: Legal & Regulatory Process
Faculty: Pfander, James E. (courses | profile)
Rodriguez, Daniel B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 60

Fall 2015
Title: Legal & Regulatory Process
Faculty: Rodriguez, Daniel B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 50     Actual: 47

Fall 2014
Title: Legal & Regulatory Process
Faculty: Rodriguez, Daniel B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 33     Actual: 30