Legislation and Administrative Law
The nation’s capital is the perfect place to study a range of issues related to governance, including federal administrative law and legislation.
In addition to Congress and the federal agencies, the concentration of NGOs and institutions that study government processes and policies provide students many opportunities for scholarly collaboration and practical experience. Georgetown Law students take full advantage of our Washington, DC location to secure internships, externships, and summer jobs in government and at leading nonprofit organizations.
Many Georgetown Law faculty members write on legislation, administrative law and other governance issues. Scholarship in the area includes leading works on statutory interpretation, on the use of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory decision making, on the relationship between the President and administrative agencies, and on the control of agency agendas through the budgeting process. Other faculty work in the area addresses the work of specific agencies in areas such as education law, environmental law, consumer protection, and food and drug regulation.
Students benefit from Georgetown Law’s extensive range of courses on Congressional and administrative lawmaking. Financial regulation, health and safety regulation, the administration of disability and welfare programs, discrimination law, workplace regulation, food and drug law, and immigration policy are among the areas of administrative law covered by our courses. Georgetown Law’s Federal Legislation Clinic teaches students how to become effective legislative lawyers by representing nonprofit, public interest organizations seeking to advance legislative, regulatory, and policy proposals in Congress and the Executive Branch.