Advanced Administrative Law: Reasoned Administration (20419). 2 or 3 units. Legal legitimacy may have many sources: the will of God; the will of the sovereign; the will of the people; the consent of the governed; etc. Modern administrative law features, not exclusively, but importantly, reliance on reason and reason-giving as the touchstones of the legality and legitimacy of administrative action. It was not always so, and this notion remains contestable, both in terms of its content and its power to legitimate. This seminar will explore the idea of reasoned administration historically, philosophically, comparatively and in practical application. Prerequisite: Administrative Law or its equivalent. Papers may satisfy the Substantial or Supervised Analytic Writing requirements. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twelve students. J. L. Mashaw.