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Author: Emily Bremer

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The Administrative Conference is Hiring! (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference of the United States has announced it’s hiring an attorney advisor. This is great opportunity, particularly for someone interested in a career working in the federal government or in academia. I can attest to this, having worked at ACUS for five years before entering academia. If you love administrative law–or are open […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Adjudication (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference of the United States is maintaining a collection of resources related to how federal agencies are managing adjudication caseloads under the extraordinary conditions created by the pandemic. The collection includes resources for agencies such as ACUS recommendations, ACUS-commissioned reports and handbooks, and similar non-ACUS materials. It also offers an extensive list of […]

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A Very Productive 72nd Plenary! (ACUS Update)

I’ve been remiss in updating you, dear reader, on what was a very productive ACUS Plenary session in December 2019. The Assembly adopted five new recommendations, on a host of timely subjects. From ACUS’s promptly published Federal Register notice: Recommendation 2019-5, Agency Economists, addresses the placement of economists within rule-writing agencies (e.g., centralized versus dispersed throughout the agency) […]

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72nd Plenary Agenda: Comments Due December 5 (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference will host its 72nd Plenary Session on Thursday, December 12th at the George Washington University Law School, in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room at 2000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052. The Assembly will consider five proposed recommendations. From the Federal Register notice announcing the meeting, the proposed recommendations address the following subjects: Agency Economists. This proposed recommendation addresses the placement of economists within […]

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Introduction to Book Symposium: JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy’s Engineering Rules: Global Standard Setting since 1880

I’m delighted to announce that over the next week and a half, we’re hosting an online symposium on JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy‘s fascinating new book, Engineering Rules: Global Standard Setting since 1880. Yates is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and a Professor of Work and Organization Studies and Managerial Communication at the MIT Sloan School of […]

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Fall 2019 Project Preview (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference of the United States kicks off its fall committee meetings this week, with a slate of new projects on: (1) Acting Agency Officials and Delegations of Authority; (2) Listing Agency Officials; (3) Agency Economists; (4) Internet Evidence in Agency Adjudications; and (5) Recruiting and Hiring Agency Attorneys. These projects are targeted for completion at the 72nd […]

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Administrative Conference Publishes Four New Recommendations (ACUS Update)

At its 71st Plenary Session held June 13, 2019, the Administrative Conference adopted four new recommendations, addressing: (1) Agency Guidance Through Interpretive Rules; (2) Agency Recruitment and Selection of Administrative Law Judges; (3) Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents; and (4) Revised Model Rules for Implementation of the Equal Access to Justice Act.  The complete […]

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Teaching Voluntary Codes and Standards to Law Students

The most recent issue of the Administrative Law Review has a unique offering: a mini-symposium of teaching guides to help instructors introduce students to voluntary codes and standards in a variety of law school classes.  I authored one of the guides, on incorporation by reference, while Cary Coglianese and Gabriel Scheffler authored the second guide, on […]

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71st Plenary Agenda: Comments Due June 6 (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference will host its 71st Plenary Session on Thursday, June 13th at the George Washington University Law School, in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room at 2000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052. The Assembly will consider amendments to ACUS’s bylaws and four recommendations. From the Federal Register notice announcing the meeting, the recommendations address […]

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Spring 2019 Projects (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference of the United States kicks off its spring committee meetings schedule this week, with new projects on: (1) Agency Guidance Through Interpretive Rules; (2) Public Availability of Agency Guidance; (3) Selection of Administrative Law Judges; and (4) Revisions to the Model Rules for Implementation of the Equal Access to Justice Act. These […]

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New Recommendations and Two (!) Separate Statements (ACUS Update)

The Administrative Conference recently published its newest slate of recommendations, which the Assembly adopted at its 70th Plenary session, held in December 2018. Two of the recommendations drew separate statements from members of the Assembly.  As I have previously explained, separate statements are permitted by the Administrative Conference Act (5 U.S.C. 595(a)(1)) and the agency’s bylaws, but […]