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Students will explore how a government bureaucracy works and the role of administrative agencies as regulators, licensors, and distributors of entitlements. We will focus not only on federal agencies, but also issues that arise for state and local governments through case studies and problems. We will also study the relationship of administrative agencies to other branches of government. Over the course of the semester, each student will participate in a small group exercise and make a presentation. 

 

            There are four major goals of the course:

 

1)     Teach students basic legal principles in administrative process and help them understand why these principles are important;

2)     Help students interpret and apply these principles in different situations by examining case studies;

3)     Engage students to understand when to apply these principles to solve practical problems; and

4)     Expose students to technology-based learning by using the Internet and on-line research.

 

Students will break down into groups of up to 10 to discuss, negotiate and present their findings on issues presented in case studies.   Groups will be selected on the first day of class.

 

SYLLABUS                            CLASS LIST 

 

CPS WORKSHEET               

 

CYBER WORKBOOKS         TROUBLESHOOTING

 

CYBER WORKBOOK INSTRUCTIONS      LINK TO PODCAST

 

GROUP ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE CPS WORKSHEET

 

TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE  FORM

 

Module 1: The Politics of Government

                  A. Introduction

                        1. Teen Blogs PPT

 

                        2. Extra Credit Project on Katrina  PPT

 

                  B. Role and Function of Government

 

                        1. Politics of Government PPT

                        2. Executive Authority & Separation of Powers PPT

                        3. Hon. John Houston  re Fourth Amendment  PPT

                        4. Toward National Voting Standards PPT

                        5. Executive Authority & Gays in the Military-PPT

                        6. Addressing Corruption & Ethics in Government-PPT

 

 

Module 2:Copyright Piracy

 

                 A. Copyright Piracy

                       1. Addressing Copyright Piracy-PPT

Module 3:  Reconciling State and Local Authority 

                  A. Zoning of Antenna Towers

                      1. Location of Antenna Towers-PPT

                  B. Not in My Back Yard

                       1. Entitlements to Education- PPT

                       2. Recorded Link for Elluminate Session -

                           Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones

                       3. DREAM Act flyer:

 

                       4. National Immigration Forum

 

                      5. National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild  

 

                      6. American Immigration Lawyers Association

 

                      7. California Immigrant Policy Center

 

 

 

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