Law 113 - Modern Regulatory State

Timothy Malloy

Timothy Malloy

Professor of Law
Faculty Director, UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program
Frank G. Wells Endowed Chair in Environmental Law
B.A. Villanova University, 1982
J.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1986
UCLA Faculty Since 1998
Course Description:

This course introduces students to the structural, substantive and procedural aspects of the regulatory state, with particular emphasis on the ways in which businesses, nongovernmental organizations and individuals interact with regulatory agencies. It will begin with an overview
of American public law, including relevant constitutional principles such as federalism and separation of powers; the process by which legislation and regulation are developed, implemented and enforced; and various forms of regulation in different settings. As part of the overview, students will also learn how to access and analyze primary and secondary sources of regulatory law and guidance.

With this background in place, the course will turn to four modules, each of which explores a different area of regulatory interactions: rulemaking, permitting, compliance, and enforcement. Each module will include an exercise designed to familiarize students with the actual
implementation of concepts discussed. In some cases the students will perform the exercises in groups, while others will be individual. In the final segment of the course, students will work in groups to evaluate a realistic, simulated regulatory scenario implicating concepts covered in the modules, concluding with group presentations and discussion.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

LO1: Identify and describe the major constitutional, structural and functional elements of the regulatory state in the United States.

LO2:  Interpret and apply environmental regulations and administrative guidance documents in real-world situations.

LO4:  Identify and describe the formal and informal aspects of rulemaking and permitting processes, including goals and methods for participation in those processes.

LO5:  Identify and describe the major goals and features of formal and informal compliance management systems.

LO6:  Identify and describe the major theories and methods of regulatory enforcement.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Timothy Malloy 20F 113 LEC 1 T 8:15 PM - 9:35 PM
R 6:30 PM - 7:50 PM
3.0 No No
  Limited to MLS students. Enrollment processed through the MLS Office.
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2020 LEC 1
Glicksman and Levy. Administrative Law: Agency Action in Legal Context  3rd ed.  
ISBN: 9781640206274. Foundation Press. REQUIRED $240.06