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The Rise of the Administrative State

Course Abbreviation: 
PERSP 951
Credits: 
3
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y

This course will provide a survey of selected topics in the twentieth-century history of American law, with a focus on the rise of the modern administrative state. Among the topics expected to be covered: legal formalism and its progressive and legal-realist critiques; the rise of corporations; the labor and liability explosion; the New Deal and the rise of banking and securities regulation; and deregulation in the 1980s.

Prerequisites: 
None
Faculty: