Introduction to the Administrative Law Bridge Series

by Christopher J. Walker — Monday, Sept. 15, 2014@chris_j_walker

I am pleased to join the Yale Journal on Regulation as a regular blogger. As part of my contributions to the blog, I will host a column, entitled the Administrative Law Bridge Series, which will highlight current scholarship in administrative law and regulation. These reviews will be at a level of detail and length somewhere between Jotwell andSolum’s Legal Theory Blog and will reflect a similarly positive tone.

The focus of the AdLaw Bridge Series is not just to identify terrific scholarship in the field, but to help bridge the gap between that scholarship and the real-world practice of administrative law. Having defended federal agencies while on the Justice Department’s Civil Appellate Staff, reviewed challenges to agency actions while clerking, and represented clients in the regulatory process while in private practice (and on occasion now in the academy), I have experienced firsthand the gap between theory and practice. Yet scholars across the country are attempting to bridge that gap. The AdLaw Bridge Series endeavors to recognize these scholarly efforts with the hope that those operating in the modern administrative state—regulators, regulated entities and their advocates, courts, and policymakers—will take notice and advantage of the arguments made, frameworks developed, and empirical realities uncovered in these academic works.

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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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