Course Number & Name:  PLS 205 Administrative Law

Credit Hours:   3.0            Contact Hours:   3.0         Lecture:   3.0      Lab:   N/A            Other:   N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101
Concurrent Courses: Grade of “C” or better in PLS 101

Course Description: Administrative law is the body of law that governs the activities of administrative agencies of government. Government agency action can include rulemaking, adjudication, or the enforcement of a specific regulatory agenda. This introductory course in administrative law focuses on the sources and evolution of administrative law, administrative agencies, due process, delegation, rule making, investigation, adjudication, and judicial review. The course includes examination of the Administrative Procedures Act and a review of the ethical principles of administrative law.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss codes of professional conduct;
  2. explain administrative law and the role of administrative agencies;
  3. discuss the development of an administrative law;
  4. explain agency discretion;
  5. identify and describe client rights;
  6. examine the function of agency rules and regulations;
  7. describe the investigations and information gathering process;
  8. describe an informal proceeding;
  9. describe an administrative agency hearing;
  10. describe judicial review; and
  11. discuss the role of the paralegal in administrative law.


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