How can you influence regulatory policy in your industry? As you will discover, there are many ways you can support your legal team to impact regulatory policy before it is finalized, providing you and your teams with more flexibility to engage with your work in efficient, purposeful ways.
In this course, you will explore strategies for influencing regulatory policy before agencies finalize the policy. Specific strategies will support your learnings, challenging you to apply these perspectives to your specific industry. Additionally, you will evaluate the legal limits of and opportunities in assessing and disputing finalized regulations. As you become familiar with these approaches, you will recognize the benefits of strategically communicating with regulatory officials as well as the possible limits of relying on their advice and guidance. Through this course, you will gain strategies to bring back to your teams, serving you as you engage with regulation at your organization and your industry as a whole.
Note: The information provided in this course is for academic purposes and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice.
You are required to have completed the following course or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
Assessing the Regulatory Environment
Key Course Takeaways
Employ strategies, such as methods and timing, for influencing regulatory policy before it is finalized
Evaluate the legal limits of and opportunities in challenging finalized regulations
Assess the benefits of communicating with regulatory officials as well as the limits of relying on their advice and guidance
Jed Stiglitz is an Associate Professor of Law and the Jia Jonathan Zhu and Ruyin Ruby Ye Sesquicentennial Fellow. His research focuses on administrative law, with an emphasis on the relationship between judicial review and the values of trust and accountability in the administrative state. Professor Stiglitz also studies legislation and other areas of public law.
Professor Stiglitz’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal; University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Cornell Law Review; Southern California Law Review; Journal of Legal Studies; Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization; Journal of Legal Analysis; Administrative Law Review; Theoretical Inquiries in Law; and the Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, among other journals. His co-authored book on American elections was published by Princeton University Press in 2012. Professor Stiglitz is co-editor of the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.