This course examines the legal and institutional framework within which agencies administer regulatory statutes, with emphasis on procedural and constitutional issues. Major themes include limiting arbitrary action, controlling agency discretion, and promoting governmental accountability. Examples and problems are drawn from a wide range of substantive areas, including business, communications, consumer protection, education, environmental, health and safety, intellectual property, labor and employment law, and real estate law.
Prof. David Kutik is a practicing attorney and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University.
Mr. Kutik is vice president of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and chairs its Pro Bono Committee. He participates in Legal Aid’s Brief Advice and Referral Clinics, taking on family law matters at Saturday morning sessions in neighborhoods throughout the organization’s service area. He also chairs the Ohio State Bar Association Pro Bono Task Force, which has established judicially led committees to develop, recruit and recognize lawyers for pro bono programs in each appellate district in Ohio.
Mr. Kutik has served on or chaired numerous Cleveland Bar Association committees, including the Certified Grievance Committee, the Standing Committee on Professionalism, the Task Force on Multi-jurisdictional Practice, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. He serves on the Ohio State Bar Association’s Council of Delegates and is a life member of the Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District of Ohio.
Apart from his legal community affiliations, Mr. Kutik sits on the Board of Directors of the Center for Families and Children. He is a past president and life member of the Board of Directors of The MetroHealth Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Kutik received the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s 2005 Presidential Award for "outstanding leadership regarding pro bono services." In 2007, Case Western Reserve University School of Law conferred on him the Centennial Medal, which is the school’s highest award for its alumni.
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