Public Policy and the Legal Framework

MPP 656

(3 units)

Public policy is strongly framed and even constrained by the legal system. This course will examine the current legal system, including an assessment of statutory law, common law, the current regulatory system, the appeals process, and the administration of law in the context of limited resources. The determinacy/indeterminacy of law will be examined as well as the impact of the regulatory state on specific social systems.