2016-2017 Catalog

PAD 525 Constitutional and Administrative Law

This course examines U.S. public administration within the U.S. Constitution and U.S. legal system as the foundation for all law in the public, non-profit, and private sectors in a constitutional, regulatory, and administrative law framework. It uses the federal government as the context for analyzing administrative agencies and the public sector administrator's legal responsibility and accountability of public goods while applying legal principles, concepts and processes needed to address legal subjects most relevant to public administration. Accordingly, the course explores how the legal system addresses critical issues faced by public officials and how the law is designed to presently work. Lastly, the course explores the relationship between public administrators and lawyers practicality of moral dimensions of how the law is upheld in the decision-making process.