Symposium Will Examine Expansion of Administrative Regulations

October 10, 2016

Leading experts from academia, the federal judiciary and legal practice will examine the expansion of regulatory initiatives and their impact under the Obama administration during a daylong symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law on Oct. 21. 

U.S. Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III ’72 of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will deliver the keynote address, “Assessing the Administrative State,” during lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Panelists will discuss whether cost-benefit analysis works, legislative actions to address the administrative state and whether the Supreme Court's Chevron decision — which established a legal test for determining whether to grant deference to a government agency's interpretation of a statute which it administers — should be overturned.

The event is free and open to the public, but guests should RSVP to attend. Continuing legal education accreditation is pending.

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The Journal of Law & Politics, a student-run, nonpartisan publication at the University of Virginia School of Law, was founded in 1983 to provide a forum through which to analyze, discuss and debate the role of law in the political process and the role of politics in the legal system. 

 
 

Reining in the Administrative State

Friday, Oct. 21

9 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m. 

Welcome and Introduction

John Malcolm, Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

9:30-10:45 a.m. 

Panel 1: What Is the Current State of Administrative Law?

  • John Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Michael Livermore, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Ronald A. Cass, President, Cass & Associates; Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law
  • C. Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates; Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
  • Moderator: John Malcolm, Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

Panel 2: Does Cost-Benefit Analysis Work?

  • Susan Dudley, Director of the Regulatory Studies Center and Distinguished Professor of Practice, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington University
  • Catherine Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Randall Lutter, Professor of Public Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia
  • Neel Sukhatme, Associate Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Alden Abbott, Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and the John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Lunch Keynote Remarks: "Assessing the Administrative State" 

  • Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III '72, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

1:45-3 p.m.

Panel 3: Legislative Remedies to Rein in the Administrative State

  • Jeffrey Rosen, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis and Chair of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
  • Daniel Flores, Chief Counsel at the Regulatory Reform Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary
  • John Duffy, Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • William Levi, Chief Counsel, Sen. Mike Lee, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Moderator: Paul Larkin, Senior Legal Research Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

3:15-4:30 p.m. 

Closing Debate: Should Chevron Be Overturned?

  • Jack Beermann, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, George Washington University Law School

 

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