Administrative Law BBS Assignment #1
Administrative Law and Practice 9 Administrative Procedure and Practice: Problems and Cases Yes APAP:PAC Funk, Shapiro & Weaver 5th -- West Group
Find a federal department or agency that interests you and answer the following questions about it:
1) Is it dependent or independent? See pages 6-12 of the casebook and the reading materials in Module 2 of the syllabus for some information about this topic. Explain how you know whether your department or agency is dependent or independent.
2) What is the agency’s mission and what does the agency do?
3) Does the agency have the authority to make regulations, or adjudicate claims, or enforce laws, or investigate? If so, provide a brief explanation of the authority and the citation to the statute that provides the agency with that authority.
4) Find one current event or one example of the agency using its authority to do something. Explain what happened, what the agency did, where the agency obtained the authority to take the action it took, and what you think about what the agency did.
If you copy or rely upon information about the agency from a source in your answer (such as the agency or department’s website, a newspaper article, etc), be sure to cite to that source in your answer.
Your answer should be about three pages long, double spaced with a font sized of 12.