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Rethinking Due Process Public Policy Conference, April 21

The Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School has another terrific conference planned. This conference, entitled Rethinking Due Process, will be held on April 21, 2017, at the Antonin Scalia Law School. You can register for free here. Here’s the conference description:

You are invited to a public policy conference on Rethinking Due Process, on Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Due process questions now arise everywhere in contexts as varied as immigration, national security, freedom of speech, education policy, and Securities and Exchange Commission adjudication. An essential aspect of the rule of law, due process constrains government action. This conference aims to rethink the meaning and application of due process. Scholars and practitioners will examine questions about the constitutional foundations of due process; the due process requirements of agency action; and the due process of administrative adjudication.

The luncheon keynote will feature a discussion between Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Professor Philip Hamburger of Columbia Law School. The full schedule is below.

Registration is free and open to the public. For questions about this upcoming event, contact Leah Virbitsky at To learn more about CSAS, please visit and follow CSAS on Twitter. We hope you will join us for this important and timely discussion on Friday, April 21st.

And here is the full agenda:

8:00 AM: Registration and breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Panel 1: What is Due Process and Does it Matter?
Ronald A. Cass, Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law and Chairman, Center for the Rule of Law
Gary S. Lawson, Philip S. Beck Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
Nelson Lund, University Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Ann Woolhandler, William Minor Lile Professor of Law and Class of 1966 Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Moderator: Neomi Rao, Director, Center for the Study of the Administrative State and Associate Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Panel 2: Administrative Due Process
Jonathan H. Adler, Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation and Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law; and Associate Director, Corporate Institute
Sally Katzen, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, NYU School of Law; and Senior Advisor, Podesta Group
Aaron L. Nielson, Associate Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School
Ashley C. Parrish, Partner, King & Spalding
Moderator: Amanda Neely, Deputy Chief Counsel, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM: Panel 3: Problems with Agency Adjudication: ALJs and the APA
Beth S. Brinkmann, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
William Creeley, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy, The Foundation for Individual Rights for Education
William Funk, Lewis & Clark Distinguished Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School
Jennifer Mascott, Olin/Searle Fellow in Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Moderator: Adam J. White, Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch and Discussion
Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg,
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Philip Hamburger, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

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