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AALS Panel Today: Administrative Law’s Hidden Dynamics

Last week I highlighted a number of adlaw-related panels at this week’s AALS Annual Meeting here in San Francisco. So far it’s been a terrific conference. For administrative law scholars who are here, I wanted to do a quick reminder post that the AALS Administrative Law Section’s main panel is today at 1:30PM (in Golden Gate 7, Lobby Level of the Hilton).

Entitled Administrative Law’s Hidden Dynamics — New Trends in Scholarship, Emily Hammond (George Washington) has organized the panel, and the panelists include Kent Barnett (U Georgia), Richard Pierce (George Washington), Miriam Seifter (Wisconsin), and me. Here’s a description of the panel:

The doctrine of administrative law rests on a number of stylistic assumptions about agencies, the legislature, the executive, regulated entities, and public interest groups. Increasingly, the discrepancies among these assumptions and the various institutions’ actual behaviors are capturing the attention of scholars, who are raising important questions about what these discrepancies mean for our understanding of administrative law. This program explores these issues and invites discussion of both future research needs and implications for administrative law in the classroom.

We are going to share some emerging approaches to the study of the administrative state and hope to engage the whole section in a discussion about future paths and methods of research. I plan to focus my brief remarks on utilizing the Administrative Conference of the United States to get a better look inside the administrative state.

If you’re at the AALS Annual Meeting and interested in administrative law (and not conflicted out by a number of other amazing panels going on at the same time!), definitely come and join us.

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