2020 Administrative Law Conference

Hosted virtually by the American Bar Association

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This event will feature GW Regulatory Studies Center director Susan Dudley and research professor Bridget Dooling, Full Schedule (PDF).

Rulemaking 101: The Rulemaking Process

  • Thursday, November 19 | 8:30 - 10:00 am ET
  • This panel will provide an introductory/refresher course on the procedural steps, legal requirements, and practical constraints applicable to issuing rules. The course will be co-taught by a team of lawyers with government and private practice experience, each bringing out considerations most relevant from their particular perspectives. CLE materials provided include a copy of the Document Drafting Handbook Annotated provided by The Regulatory Group Inc.
  • Featuring Bridget Dooling, Andrew Emery (The Regulatory Group), Daniel Cohen (Dept. of Energy), and Russell Frye (FryeLaw PLLC).

Developments in Administrative Law Part 1

  • Friday, November 20 | 8:30 - 10:15 am ET
  • In this signature event of the Administrative Law Section’s Fall Conference, scholars will present a comprehensive overview of the most important administrative law developments in the last twelve months. It’s all the administrative law news that’s fit for discussion and it comes packaged in one fast-paced program that has become a must-attend event for anyone practicing federal administrative law or involved with regulation in Washington.
  • Featuring Bridget Dooling, Bernard Bell (Rutgers Law School), and Christopher J. Walker (Ohio State Law School). Moderated by Daniel Walters (Penn State Law School)

OIRA and Regulatory Policy in the Next Presidential Term

  • Friday, November 20 | 2:45 - 4:15 pm ET
  • What does the future of regulatory policy hold in either the second term of the Trump presidency or the first term of a Biden presidency? Former OIRA Administrators from both political parties consider the possibilities in light of the legal and policy changes over the past four years, but also informed by legislative, executive, and judicial actions during prior administrations. This review and analysis of the legal issues surrounding transitions, and the impacts political changes in second terms, will be of great value to all administrative law attorneys.
  • Bridget Dooling will moderate this discussion with Susan Dudley, Sally Katzen (NYU Law), John Graham (Indiana University), and Howard Shelanski (Georgetown University).