Law 321 - Legislation and Regulation

Kristen Eichensehr

Kristen Eichensehr

Assistant Professor of Law
A.B. Harvard University, 2004
M. Phil. University of Cambridge, 2005
J.D. Yale Law School, 2008
Course Description:

Many of the rules that govern the modern legal order come from statutes enacted by legislatures and from regulations issued by administrative agencies. While most law school classes focus on case law, this course emphasizes the statutes and regulations that form the basis for much of legal practice. The class will explore the lawmaking functions of legislatures and agencies, as well as their interaction with the courts. Drawing on examples from a variety of substantive areas, the class will cover the legislative process, approaches to statutory interpretation, the allocation of authority between legislatures and agencies, various forms of agency action, and judicial review of agency decisions.                

Course Learning Outcomes:

The objectives of this course include understanding how law is made and executed in the U.S. legal system, gaining a deeper appreciation for how the branches of the federal government interact with each other, learning to make and rebut statutory interpretation arguments using established canons of construction and other interpretive methodologies, and understanding the role of administrative agencies in statutory interpretation and implementation.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Kristen Eichensehr 20S 321 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 No No