Notice & Comment

Symposium Introduction: Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State

Starting today, for the next two weeks, the Notice and Comment blog will run a symposium on Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule’s new book Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State. (2020: Harvard University Press.) The posts will be available here.

The book is a concise and incisive defense of the internal legal morality of the administrative state against its critics. The book is as theoretically ambitious as it is doctrinally attentive, drawing deeply on the work legal philosophy and the limning the intricacies of the legislation and case law that compose administrative law. And, with the administrative state growing ever more important in an era of congressional gridlock and imprecise legislation, the book’s argument could not be timelier.

In this symposium, a group of scholarly experts with a range of views about the administrative state will engage the book’s argument. Starting today, with an entry by Professor Ronald Levin, the symposium will feature one post per day.

Following is the complete list of symposium participants. At the end of the symposium, the entries by this star-studded lineup will be collected and posted together in a PDF publication available for download on SSRN.

Monday, 4/12: Ronald Levin, Washington University in St. Louis

Tuesday, 4/13: Kevin Stack, Vanderbilt University

Wednesday, 4/14: Mila Sohoni, University of San Diego

Thursday, 4/15: Nicholas Bagley, University of Michigan

Friday: 4/16: Emily Bremer, University of Notre Dame

Monday, 4/19: Jennifer Mascott, George Mason University

Tuesday, 4/20: Matthew Lewans, University of Alberta

Wednesday, 4/21: Aditya Bamzai, University of Virginia

Thursday, 4/22: Jonathan Adler, Case Western Reserve University

Friday, 4/23: Kristin Hickman, University of Minnesota

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