Program on Law & Government

An Engaging Curriculum

The program aims to encourage intellectual engagement in structures of government, the allocation of powers among governmental institutions, and limitations on those powers. Disputes in these areas touch on fundamental values of the legal order and speak to some of the most challenging issues of our time.

The Regulatory State

The Regulatory State

Vanderbilt students receive substantive exposure to administrative law through the required first-year regulatory state course, which introduces students to statutes and agency decisions and the central role they play in modern government. Vanderbilt Professors Lisa Bressman, Ed Rubin, and Kevin Stack developed the course and co-authored the casebook "The Regulatory State," an accessible and engaging approach to legislation, statutory interpretation, and agency implementation.

Available Electives

American Legal HistoryAppellate Practice and ProcedureBehind the Curtain of the Supreme Court SeminarConstitutional Law I - Structural Questions, Federalism, and Separation of PowersConstitutional Law II - Individual Rights
Family LawFederal Courts and the Federal SystemFederal Indian LawFederalism SeminarFirst Amendment Constitutional Law
Foreign AffairsGender and the LawGovernment Contract LawHealth Policy SeminarImmigration Law and Policy
Immigration Practice ClinicInternational Protection of Human RightsLaw of Economic Security & Industrial Policy SeminarMarijuana Law and PolicyPolicing in the 21st Century Short Course
Public International LawReproductive Rights and JusticeStanton Foundation First Amendment ClinicTextualism and Originalism SeminarWater Law

Have Questions?

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