2021-2022 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 laws in the public, nonprofit and private sectors in a constitutional, regulatory and administrative legal 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 work. The course also explores the relationship between public administration and law, and specifically how the law is upheld in the decision-making process.