Regulation and Legal Culture: The Case of Automobile Safety Regulation (20419). 2 or 3 units. In 1965, the United States began a radical new experiment in auto safety regulation. The goal was to force the technology of automobile design in ways that privileged safety over style and power. The technique was general rulemaking demanding advanced safety performance in the entire vehicle fleet. This seminar will explore the history of this ambitious effort over the past fifty years, and, in particular, the way administrative regulation has been shaped by a legal culture that favors state initiative, ex post compensatory or remedial action and legislative or judicial norm development. Paper required, which may satisfy the Substantial Paper or Supervised Analytic Writing requirement. Enrollment limited to twelve. J.L. Mashaw and D. Harfst.