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Federal Litigation Practice: Litigating Challenges to Federal Agency Decisions
J.D. Seminar 1166 | 3 credit hours
The majority of civil cases involving the federal government arise from challenges to agency decisions ranging from contractor selection by government procurement officials to project approvals by both civilian and military agencies under various regulatory schemes implementing the nation’s health, finance, and environmental laws. This one-semester, three credit course will provide students with the opportunity to learn in a variety of factual contexts how to litigate federal cases challenging agency decision making on the administrative records prepared by agencies to support their decisions. Each class will focus on a particular stage in the litigation process. Students will be given reading and related litigation exercises that will be carried out in class. The class will culminate in arguing a motion for summary judgment on the administrative record before a federal judge in an actual courtroom setting.
Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (or Legal Process and Society). Recommended: Administrative Law.
Students may not withdraw from this class after the add/drop period ends without the permission of the professor.