Florida Administrative Litigation (2 credits)
This is a skills based course that is designed to teach students how to prepare for and try Chapter 120 administrative procedure act cases in Florida. Students will be exposed to all aspects of administrative litigation and will provide an understanding both academically, and practically of the intricacies involved with such litigation. The course will showcase the roles of attorneys, witnesses, expert witnesses, the Administrative Law Judge, and state agencies in administrative litigation.
The material will be taught by lecture and example, and role playing as advocates in a mock litigation setting. Such instruction will range from, and include, conducting depositions, drafting an administrative complaint, and culminating in a mock final hearing and the drafting of a proposed recommended order. Students will be grouped into opposing teams, but each is responsible for his/her own written work product.