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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

Administrative Law (PLG-302)


Varies; self-study format.

Various, distance learning format.
November 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: perform basic administrative law research on the Federal and State levels, including agency directories and LEXIS; discuss how administrative bodies work; explain the scope and limitations of agency investigations; describe how administrative rule making is conducted; provide an overview of Administrative Procedures Act; and explain the role of the Freedom of Information Act in agency matters.

This course presents the constitutional, legal, and administrative principles that regulate the activities of administrative agencies on both the Federal and State levels. Students learn formal and informal advocacy techniques, including the role of the paralegal in such proceedings. Substantive topics include: administrative delegation of power; rule making; agency discretionary powers; remedies; and judicial review. Procedural topics include: agency operation; adjudication; hearing preparation; and administrative and judicial appeals. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, essay assignments, class participation, and final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Administrative Law or Business Law (1/13) (3/18 revalidation) (5/23 revalidation).