I'm about to teach an Administrative Law elective for 1Ls. Because it's for 1Ls, I want to have a book with less reading -- for instance, the standard Gellhorn & Byse is probably too long and detailed for 1Ls. I'd prefer to have a book where I can assign 600-700 pages. With that in mind, I'd appreciate any feedback on what people thought of the following books, if you've encountered them:
Cass, Diver, Beermann -- I'd probably assign Chapters 1-6 (617 pp.), omitting the chapters on Enforcement and Liability, Licensing, and Public Access; and I'd probably do chapters 2 & 3 (on judicial review) last.
Rogers, Healy, Krotoszynski -- I'd probably do the whole book (727 pp.) while cutting out about 100 pages worth of stuff somewhere. (Perhaps I'd cut about 50 pages from the end of chapter 2 on adjudication, 30 pages from the end of chapter 5 on judicial review, etc.)
Schwartz, Corrada, Brown -- I'd probably do the whole book except for the chapter on Investigations and Privacy (that comes out to about 670 pp.), and cut chunks out of the Evidentiary Hearings and Decisions chapter. Concerns: This doesn't seem to have good coverage of Myers and Humphrey's Executor.
Funk, Shapiro, Weaver -- I'd probably assign Chapters 1-6 (582 pp.), omitting the chapters on Inspections, Reports & Subpoenas; Public Access to Agency Processes; and Attorneys Fees. Concerns: This is oriented toward administrative practice, which is fine but not particularly my emphasis; it's also got Chevron and Mead divided in funny ways across different chapters.
Please let me know, also, if you've encountered the books as a professor or as a student.