Study materials for Regulatory State?

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Study materials for Regulatory State?

Postby gogators » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:54 pm

Just curious if anyone knew of good or decent study materials for this relatively new 1L course? I have basically a brand new casebook that the authors haven't yet published but I haven't seen anything outside of it that can help.

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Re: Study materials for Regulatory State?

Postby gogators » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:17 pm

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Re: Study materials for Regulatory State?

Postby underdawg » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:01 pm

you mean admin? they all kinda suck. well the e&e and that thin blue book with the red stripe series ones sucked anyway

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Re: Study materials for Regulatory State?

Postby amped » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:32 pm

Having taken Admin law, and now having to take Reg State at Vandy (I'm a transfer and I took Admin at my old school) I would say don't try to look into supplements too much. From the looks of the casebook and the materials we'll be covering, it's a bit of a mix between basic admin law and statutory interpretation with a bit of con law mixed in. The only thing that might help is an admin law study aid, but like underdawg said, they all suck and admin law is only part of the course anyway. My advice is to pay careful attention in class (i.e., don't surf the net at all) and really learn what the prof is thinking, especially since the profs at our school wrote the casebook.

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Re: Study materials for Regulatory State?

Postby observationalist » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:27 pm

amped wrote:Having taken Admin law, and now having to take Reg State at Vandy (I'm a transfer and I took Admin at my old school) I would say don't try to look into supplements too much. From the looks of the casebook and the materials we'll be covering, it's a bit of a mix between basic admin law and statutory interpretation with a bit of con law mixed in. The only thing that might help is an admin law study aid, but like underdawg said, they all suck and admin law is only part of the course anyway. My advice is to pay careful attention in class (i.e., don't surf the net at all) and really learn what the prof is thinking, especially since the profs at our school wrote the casebook.


And for Rubin, just be respectful of the fact that his brain operates in tangential circles and it may take a week or two before he comes back to close out a point about something... in other words be prepared to restructure your notes later on in the semester once he begins to tie certain themes together. It will make sense eventually. To add to amped, Reg State (which is different from Admin law for those outside the Vandy bubble) focuses a lot less on caselaw than most other classes. It's similar to the 1L course at HLS on legislation and regulation, so you might find value in seeing what they use for supplements up there (especially for Bressman, since she may have revised the Reg State curriculum somewhat after visiting at HLS and teaching Leg & Reg last year).

Otherwise, for Rubin it's helpful to read through his other scholarly work on judicial activism (which he generally supports, at least for important matters). He's fascinated by the development of the administrative state and ways for the non-executive branches to reign in control, either through judicial review or the power of the purse. If you can find extra material on the development of OMB/OIRA I'd check it out, since that was a major theme of the original course when it debuted for my class. [It may be less so now, so take my advice FWIW.]

G'luck... it's a really interesting course and has been by far the most important one for the various jobs/internships I've held over the last few years.




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