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Author: Christopher J. Walker

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The Administrative Procedure Act at 75

This year the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary this year, and the George Mason Law Review has organized a terrific symposium on the subject. I’ve posted to SSRN a draft of my contribution to the symposium, entitled The Lost World of the Administrative Procedure Act: A Literature Review (yes, inspired by one […]

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JOTWELL Administrative Law Section Year in Review, 2020 Edition

As I first noted on the blog six years ago, the Administrative Law Section of JOTWELL—The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)—is a terrific resource for administrative law practitioners and scholars. JOTWELL’s Administrative Law Section publishes monthly a short review of a current piece of administrative law scholarship, usually authored by one of our contributing editors who are all leading […]

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An Agency Adjudication Reform Agenda for the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress

Yesterday the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) adopted a set of recommendations from my ACUS study (with Matt Wiener) on agency appellate systems, which embraces a number of best practices for improving internal agency review of hearing-level adjudications. Nothing too groundbreaking, and almost all (if not all) of which can be implemented by […]

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Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, November 2020 Edition

Here is the November 2020 Edition of the most-downloaded recent papers (those announced in the last 60 days) from SSRN’s U.S. Administrative Law eJournal, which is edited by Bill Funk. Hayekian Behavioral Economics by Cass R. Sunstein Textualism and the Duck-Rabbit Illusion by Cass R. Sunstein Unrules by Cary Coglianese, Gabriel Scheffler & Daniel Walters […]

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Kickoff Plenary Session for ABA Administrative Law Conference: Recognizing and Addressing Racism in Administrative Law, 11/18 @ noon

The week of the annual ABA Administrative Law Conference has arrived! This is the signature event of the ABA Administrative Law Section. Indeed, having grown up in Vegas where we always proclaim to have the biggest and best of everything, I’m tempted to say this is the biggest and best conference on administrative law held […]

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Call for Papers: Michigan Law Junior Scholars Conference (1/4 deadline)

The University of Michigan Law School invites junior scholars to attend the 7th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place virtually on April 16-17, 2021. The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers, and to receive detailed feedback from senior members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Michigan Law journals […]

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Call for Papers: ACS Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition in Administrative Law (2/7 deadline)

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition in Administration Law. Open to all lawyers and law students, this competition celebrates the legacy of the late Judge Cudahy by honoring academic writing focused on American regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed.   This year’s judging panel […]

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ABA AdLaw Webinar 10/30: The State of Deference in the States: The End of Deference?

Panelists: Daniel Ortner, Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation Aaron Saiger, Professor of Law at Fordham University Adi Dynar, Litigation Counsel at the New Civil Liberties Alliance Matthew R. Byrne, Of Counsel at Jackson Lewis Description: In the last few years, federal deference doctrines have received a lot of attention, especially with the Supreme Court’s […]