Week 3 – The Administrative State and the Public JGH – Room 646, Thursday, March 7, from 12:10 – 1:10 PM. Instructor: Dana Neacsu

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Week 3 – The Administrative State and the Public

JGH – Room 646, Thursday, March 7, from 12:10 – 1:10 PM.

Instructor:   Dana Neacsu

Topics:

  • Introduction to administrative law research
  • Locating federal administrative law (hard and soft) on a particular topic
  • Locating state administrative law (hard and soft) on a particular topic

Research Situation/Problem

You work for an NGO interested in supporting a grassroots movement opposing the use of methyl bromide as a pesticide. What do you need to know to be as effective as possible?

Strategy:

  • Know the specificity of administrative research planning (limited secondary sources)
  • Know the best access points for administrative law research (case law research)
  • Learn about administrative (hard and soft) law and how to find it;
  • Find the relevant agencies; the rule-making as well as the decision-making rules

Resources:

  • EPA, https://www.epa.gov
  • infogov
  • Westlaw
  • Lexis Advance
  • Bloomberg

Background information:

  1. familiarity with how information is available on federal and state agency databases;
  2. topical library research guides.

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