This course explores, in depth, selected topics not typically covered in the basic Administrative Law course. Specific topics will depend on present and upcoming regulatory and judicial decisions. Among topics recently considered were constitutional separation of powers; statutory separation of prosecution and decision making in administrative agencies; and exemptions from notice and comment in informal rulemaking. A variety of course materials, including court decisions, briefs, scholarly studies, and committee reports, will be used as a basis for discussion. At the discretion of the instructor, this course may include a qualifying course paper that fulfills one half of the upper-level writing requirement. Refer to Academic Rule X — Writing Requirement and Directed Research. Prerequisite: Administrative Law.