Author Archives: Chris Walker

AALS New Voices in Administrative Law Call for Proposals and Reviewers

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017@chris_j_walker

From Professor Lou Virelli: The AALS Administrative Law Section is pleased to announce its “New Voices in Administrative Law” program for the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego. The New Voices program is designed to give junior administrative law scholars an opportunity to discuss their work with their more senior colleagues in an informal […]

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Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, October 2017 Edition

by Chris Walker — Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017@chris_j_walker

Here is the October 2017 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 Bill Funk. Misconceptions About Nudges by Cass R. Sunstein [CJW Note: As I noted last month, this 12-page essay by Sunstein already has nearly 2,000 downloads on SSRN. […]

Interested in Challenging the Administrative State? NCLA Seeks Senior and Junior Litigators

by Chris Walker — Monday, Nov. 6, 2017@chris_j_walker

Columbia Law Professor Philip Hamburger, author of Is Administrative Law Unlawful?, has started a nonprofit, public interest law firm called the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA). Per this job posting, the NLCA is looking to hire attorneys both at the senior and more junior level. Here’s a description of the NLCA: Founded by law professor […]

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Perspectives on the Patent Trial and Appeals Board: Scalia Law School Conference, 11/9

by Chris Walker — Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017@chris_j_walker

[CJW Note: Originally posted on 10/23, but reposted with agenda on 10/26] From the conference website: Perspectives on the PTAB: The New Role of the Administrative State in the Innovation Economy November 9, 2017 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University Arlington, Virginia Co-sponsored by the Center for the Protection […]

My Thoughts via Jotwell on Dynamic Rulemaking (AdLaw Bridge Series)

by Chris Walker — Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017@chris_j_walker

Over at Jotwell last month, I reviewed a terrific new article by Wendy Wagner, William West, Thomas McGarity, and Lisa Peters entitled Dynamic Rulemaking. It was published in the NYU Law Review earlier this year. Here’s a taste of the review: Despite bipartisan calls for more-rigorous retrospective review, we have little empirical insight into how agencies review regulations today. Enter […]

Hot off Michigan Law Review Press: Chevron in the Circuit Courts

by Chris Walker — Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017@chris_j_walker

Earlier this month the Michigan Law Review published Kent Barnett and my Chevron in the Circuit Courts. This is the first, largely descriptive paper from our dataset of all published Chevron decisions in the courts of appeals from 2003 through 2013. Last year Dick Pierce kindly wrote up a Jotwell review of an earlier draft of […]

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Laura Dolbow Wins ABA Section of Administrative Law’s Gellhorn-Sargentich Essay Competition

by Chris Walker — Monday, Oct. 23, 2017@chris_j_walker

I hope to blog more about the faculty scholarship awards from the ABA Administrative Law Conference last week — to Adrian Vermeule for his book Law’s Abnegation and to Eloise Pasachoff for her Yale Law Journal article The President’s Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control. But here is the Vanderbilt Law School’s press release […]

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Administrative Law SSRN Reading List, September 2017 Edition

by Chris Walker — Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017@chris_j_walker

Yes, this is coming out a few weeks late. It’s been a busy month here, including a six-day trip to Vegas for my twentieth high school reunion. Jen and I decided to fly out with all four little kids, which helped me better understand the difference between a “vacation” and a “family vacation.” But September […]

Reinvigorating Congress’s Oversight Role of the Federal Bureaucracy

by Chris Walker — Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017@chris_j_walker

As I noted last month, the ABA Annual Administrative Law Conference is my favorite adlaw event of the year. This year’s program, which starts tomorrow, might be the best one (I’ve attended) to date. Lots of great panels, so check out the full program here. The first panel of the day — Reinvigorating Congress’s Oversight Role […]

Villanova Law Review Symposium: FOIA at 50

by Chris Walker — Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017@chris_j_walker

Looks like a fascinating law review symposium by the Villanova Law Review (from the law school’s website): The Villanova Law Review examines fifty years of operation under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with its annual Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on October 20, 2017. The symposium features a group of distinguished FOIA and transparency scholars, governmental officials, […]

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