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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Administrative Law (GOV-301)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

June 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the three functions federal agencies generally perform; define “enabling act” and explain its significance in administrative law; articulate the procedures employed by administrative agencies and the due process limitations on what these agencies may do; explain the process of administrative rulemaking and the procedures by which an agency adopts new rules; and describe the extent to which people can sue administrative actors in their capacities as agents of state and federal governments.


This course covers how federal agencies are created, the scope of their authorities, and the processes by which they are required to operate under the Administrative Procedures Act. Other topics include establishing, delegating and running of administrative agencies which clarify, enforce, and sometimes even adjudicate federal law.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Legal Environment or Paralegal Studies (6/21).