Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2015
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Marriott Ballroom Salon 1
    Floor: Lobby Level

    One of the most pressing challenges for today’s law school curriculum is how to incorporate the subjects and questions of the modern regulatory state into the way we traditionally teach law. As of fall 2014, some thirty law schools require either a Legislation or a Legislation-Regulation (LegReg) course for first-year students. Other law schools are currently debating a required course or “trying out” related models, and faculty at schools without such requirements or models have expressed interest.


    The program will examine the benefits and drawbacks of adding LegReg or Legislation to the core curriculum. Among the questions to be addressed are: Why require such a course?  How do we decide what its content should be? Are there distinct pedagogical aspects to teaching such a course to 1Ls?  What are the challenges of changing a law school’s core curriculum in this way?   What is the impact of these courses on current upper level statutory/regulatory courses and on the standard administrative law course? 


    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Session Speakers
Organization: Fordham University School of Law

Organization: Yale Law School

Organization: Columbia Law School

Organization: Harvard Law School

Organization: Vanderbilt University Law School

Organization: The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Organization: Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Session Fees
  • 4210 Legislation & Law of the Political Process, Co-Sponsored by Section on Administrative Law: $0.00