Monthly Archives: October 2014

Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, October 2014 Edition

by Christopher J. Walker — Friday, Oct. 31, 2014@chris_j_walker

Here is the October 2014 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 William Funk. For more on why SSRN and this eJournal are such terrific resources for administrative law scholars and practitioners, check out my first post on the subject […]

Drones on Parade

by Margot Kaminski — Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

At the end of September, six commercial companies were effectively granted permission to use drones to film and take photographs, unlike every other commercial drone operator, whose use of drones remains banned. The FAA, an agency tasked by Congress primarily with maintaining the safety of the public skies, is now in the business of granting commercial […]

Want Your Medical Record? It’ll Cost You.

by Nicholas Bagley — Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Who owns medical records? Technically, the records themselves are the property of the physicians and hospitals that compile them. But the law has long recognized that patients also have rights to those records. Most significantly, under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule, a provider must, upon request, give a patient a copy of her medical records. But, to […]

It’s Deductible?! That’s Outrageous!

by Andy Grewal — Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

It seems like every time a corporation announces a settlement with the government, someone expresses outrage upon learning that a corporation’s payment may be deductible.  How dare the government subsidize bad behavior by allowing a corporation to reduce its taxes?  Take a look at this Newsweek story, for example. The deductibility of settlement payments actually […]

Schlanger on Agency Offices of Goodness (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Christopher J. Walker — Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014@chris_j_walker

One of the most effective ways to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of administrative law is for theorists to actually practice administrative law and then reflect on that practice experience. Indeed, some of the most important contributions to the administrative law literature have come from law professors upon their return from stints […]

Great Questions and Coverage of My Inside Agency Interpretation Empirical Study

by Christopher J. Walker — Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014@chris_j_walker

As I mentioned in a prior post, I plan on blogging more about the results of my empirical study inside agency statutory interpretation, which is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review and an updated draft of which is available on SSRN here. In the interim, Reeve Bull has done an excellent post and overview of the […]

UK Law Faculty Workshop on the Death of Tax Court Exceptionalism

by Christopher J. Walker — Friday, Oct. 24, 2014@chris_j_walker

Today my colleague Stephanie Hoffer and I will be presenting our paper, “The Death of Tax Court Exceptionalism,” which is forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review, at the University of Kentucky College of Law Faculty Workshop. Stephanie and I have already blogged about this paper elsewhere (here, here, and here), but I wanted to highlight a […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Science and Law

by Micah Berman — Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

I recently returned from the 2014 Public Health Law Conference, a fantastic event held every two years in Atlanta and hosted by the Network for Public Health Law, the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Presentations at the conference covered a wide range of issues from Ebola (the […]

Baradaran on Dodd Frank Regulating by Hypothetical (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Christopher J. Walker — Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014@chris_j_walker

As my colleague Paul Rose and I have explored elsewhere, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) has raised the stakes for financial regulation by requiring more than twenty federal agencies to promulgate hundreds of new rules and regulations. Not only has it kept the financial regulators busy, but it […]

The Rise of the 1L Leg-Reg Course

by Christopher J. Walker — Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014@chris_j_walker

There is a growing trend among law schools to add Legislation and Regulation (“Leg-Reg”) to the required first-year curriculum.  Professor Edward Richards keeps a running list of the schools that offer some sort of legislation or administrative law course in the 1L curriculum, and to date at least 27 schools require a 1L course in […]