GMU Conference on Revisiting Judicial Deference Next Thursday

by Christopher J. Walker — Thursday, May 26, 2016@chris_j_walker

The Center for the Study of the Administrative State, directed by Neomi Rao, has put together a terrific conference entitled Revisiting Judicial Deference: History, Structure, and Accountability.

That’s next Thursday, 6/2, at George Mason, starting at 8:45AM. The conference is open to the public and free. Please register here. The lunch keynote will be by D.C. Circuit Judge Kavanaugh, and I’ve pasted below the full schedule.

If you happen to be in DC next Thursday, I hope you’ll join us!


8:45: Welcome

Neomi Rao, Director, Center for the Study of the Administrative State and Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

 9:00 – 10:15: History and Justifications for Deference

Aditya Bamzai, Associate Professor-designate, University of Virginia School of Law
Jack M. Beermann, Harry Elwood Warren Scholar Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
John C. Harrison, James Madison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Adam White, Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution
Moderator: Ross E. Davies, Professor of Law, George Mason School of Law

10:30 – 11:45: Is Chevron Retreating?

Ronald A. Cass, President, Cass & Associates, and Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law
Christopher C. DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, The Hudson Institute
Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Catherine M. Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Moderator: Amy Wildermuth, Professor of Law S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

11:45 – 1:00: Lunch and Keynote Address

“Justice Scalia and Deference”— Honorable Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

1:00 – 2:15: Separation of Powers: Congress, Agencies, and the Court

Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates
William R. Levi, Chief Counsel, Senator Mike Lee, US Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Neomi Rao, Director, Center for the Study of the Administrative State and Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Christopher J. Walker, Assistant Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University
Moderator: Ashley C. Parrish, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

2:30 – 3:45: Pushing the Limits of Deference: Seminole Rock and City of Arlington

Jonathan Adler, John Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Allyson N. Ho, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Aaron L. Nielson, Associate Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, Brigham Young University
Moderator: Steven Menashi, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


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About Christopher J. Walker

Christopher Walker is a law professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Walker clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and worked on the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice. His publications have appeared in the California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among others. Outside the law school, he serves as one of forty Public Members of the Administrative Conference of the United States and as Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He blogs regularly at the Yale Journal on Regulation.

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