PADMN 6210: Public Administration & Law (3 credit hours)

This course first explores how public agencies shape and respond to law. This entails review of the U.S. Constitution, the forms of law, the structure and function of state and federal courts, the legislative process, and statutory interpretation. Second, the course addresses administrative law -- the political dynamics of, and the processes for, rulemaking and adjudication by administrative agencies. Finally, students will be introduced to legal reasoning and its role in public administration.