Program Description: The two-day program began with a primer on administrative law and the various challenges states face in implementing legislation and agency regulations. The first day addressed rapidly evolving topics in administrative law, including judicial review of agency actions and the importance of statutory interpretation in administrative law. Sessions considered in-depth analysis of state involvement with the administration of federal law in the areas of energy and environment and financial regulation.
The final day of the program incorporated the LEC Public Policy Conference on Administration Unbound? Delegation, Deference, and Discretion. This conference featured panels on specialized topics, such as regulatory cost-benefit analysis, the judicial review of regulatory science, and the consequences of significant delegated discretion to administrative agencies. Speakers included the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg, Senior Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the Honorable C. Boyden Gray, former Ambassador to the European Union and Counsel to the President, as well as other prominent academics and practitioners.
Agency Deference: Appropriate or Abusive?
Richard O. Faulk, Partner, Hollingsworth LLP and Senior Director, Energy and Environment, Law & Economics Center
Thomas H. Hill, Senior Executive and General Counsel, Global EHS Operations, General Electric
Sanne H. Knudsen, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
Kevin M. Stack, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research, Vanderbilt Law School
Amy J. Wildermuth, Professor of Law and Associate Vice President of Faculty, SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Sam Kazman, General Counsel and Director, Center for Law and Litigation, Competition Enterprise Institute
Excessive Delegation and the Expansion of Federal Power
Jack M. Beermann, Harry Elwood Warren Scholar and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
F. William Brownell, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates
Kristin E. Hickman, Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law and Associate Director, Corporate Institute, University of Minnesota Law School
Neomi Rao, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Thomas H. Dupree Jr., Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Is Administrative Law Unlawful?
Philip A. Hamburger, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law and Senior Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Revisiting Agency Discretion and the Scope of Judicial Reivew
David E. Bernstein, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Caroline Cecot, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Law and Economics, Vanderbilt Law School
Charles J. Cooper, Partner, Cooper & Kirk PLLC
Michael S. Greve, Professor of law, George Mason University School of Law
W. Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management; Co-Director, PhD Program in Law and Economics, Vanderbilt Law School
Helgi C. Walker, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
For More Information, Contact: Mason Attorneys General Education Program