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Jotwell Administrative Law Section 2019 Year-End Review

As I first noted on the blog five 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 voices in the field. These reviews situate the scholarship within the broader literature—and oftentimes also within the realities of administrative-law practice—and then focus mainly on the things the reviewer likes (lots) about the piece.

Since 2015, I’ve had the privilege of serving as co-editor of the Jotwell’s Administrative Law Section, currently with Miriam Seifter as my section co-editor. This year the Administrative Law Section published twelve reviews (“jots”) of current scholarship in the field. Here is the rundown (in chronological order) with links to the reviews and the underlying papers:

  1. Anne Joseph O’Connell, A Two-Way Lens on Agency Independence, JOTWELL (Jan. 11, 2019) (reviewing Miriam Seifter, Understanding State Agency Independence, 117 Mich. L. Rev. 1537 (2019))
  2. Kathryn Watts, Uncovering the Hidden Administrative Judiciary, JOTWELL (Jan. 28, 2019) (reviewing Kent H. Barnett, Some Kind of Hearing Officer, 94 Wash. L. Rev. 515 (2019))
  3. Christopher J. Walker, Looking Inside Multi-Member Agency Statutory Interpretation, JOTWELL (Mar. 1, 2019) (reviewing Amy Semet, An Empirical Examination of Agency Statutory Interpretation, 103 Minn. L. Rev. 2255 (2019))
  4. Kristin Hickman, In Praise of Practical Scholarship, JOTWELL (Apr. 2, 2019) (reviewing Nicholas R. Parrillo, Federal Agency Guidance and the Power to Bind: An Empirical Study of Agencies and Industries, 36 Yale J. on Reg. 165 (2019))
  5. Richard Murphy, Data Processing Detective Story, JOTWELL (Apr. 30, 2019) (reviewing Caleb Nelson, “Standing” and Remedial Rights in Administrative Law, 105 Va. L. Rev. 703 (2019))
  6. Eloise Pasachoff, A Broad and Sobering View of Constitutional Safeguards, JOTWELL (June 3, 2019) (reviewing Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, From Doctrine to Safeguards in American Constitutional Democracy, 65 UCLA L. Rev. 1398 (2018))
  7. Richard Pierce, Why Energy Companies Must Use the Power of Eminent Domain, JOTWELL (July 5, 2019) (reviewing James W. Coleman & Alexandra B. Klass, Energy and Eminent Domain, 104 Minn. L. Rev. 659 (2019))
  8. Michael E Herz, Gandhis of the Deep State, JOTWELL (July 23, 2019) (reviewing Jennifer Nou, Civil Servant Disobedience, 94 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 349 (2019))
  9. Jeffrey Pojanowski, How to Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Administrative State, JOTWELL (Aug. 16, 2019) (reviewing Nicholas Bagley, The Procedure Fetish, 118 Mich. L. Rev. 345 (2019))
  10. Christopher Walker, I’m Just a Presidential Directive, JOTWELL (Sept. 27, 2019) (reviewing Tara Leigh Grove, Presidential Laws and the Missing Interpretive Theory, 168 U. Pa. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2020))
  11. Jodi Short, Congressional Administration, JOTWELL (Oct. 18, 2019) (reviewing Rebecca Ingber, Congressional Administration of Foreign Affairs, 106 Va. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2019))
  12. Mila Sohoni, Standing In Front of the Refrigerator, JOTWELL (November 26, 2019) (reviewing Jeffrey A. Pojanowski, Neoclassical Administrative Law, 133 Harv. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2019))

If you haven’t already read these reviews and underlying papers, perhaps add them to your holiday reading list! 

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