Bridget Dooling | ABA Section Council Member

Bridget Dooling receives prestigious appointment

August 23, 2021

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ABA Section Council Member

Bridget C.E. Dooling was appointed to the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.



"I'm continually amazed by how the Section serves and elevates the profession, and I'm honored to have a chance to lend my hands to the Council. I'm so grateful to Section leadership, particularly Chair Christopher J. Walker and Nominations Committee Chair Renée M. Landers for this opportunity."

Bridget C.E. Dooling

Research Professor
GW Regulatory Studies Center



 

Bridget C.E. Dooling, Research Professor at the GW Regulatory Studies Center, was appointed to a 3-year term on the Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. She previously filled a spot vacated by Professor Gillian E. Metzger (Columbia Law School), who joined the U.S. Department of Justice as a senior counselor.

The Council oversees the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. "I'm continually amazed by how the Section serves and elevates the profession," said Professor Dooling. The Section produces authoritative books on administrative law, the scholarly and student-edited Administrative Law Review (in conjunction with American University Washington College of Law), the quarterly Administrative & Regulatory Law News, and the Yale Journal on Regulation's Notice & Comment blog (in conjunction with Yale Law School). The Section also hosts events including its signature, annual ABA Administrative Law Conference in the fall and Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute in the spring, in addition to brown bag seminars, webinars, and teleconferences on different topics throughout the year. The Section also confers awards, including the prestigious Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Award.

"The Section is where administrative lawyers, and those adjacent to administrative lawyers, can come together to learn from each other," said Professor Dooling. "It's a very strong community of people who have differing views about all kinds of issues, and who gather regularly to support each other through debate and discussion. This is good for us as individuals and a boon for the profession. I'm honored to have a chance to lend my hands to the Council." Professor Dooling is very active in the Section, presenting at both the fall and spring conferences, regularly blogging, writing for the quarterly newsletter, co-authoring an annual chapter on rulemaking developments, serving as a co-chair for the Regulatory Policy Committee, and hosting a scholarly workshop at GW for fall conference attendees. 

Professor Dooling joined the GW Regulatory Studies Center after over 10 years in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs as a deputy branch chief, senior policy analyst, and attorney. She has also served in multiple roles for the Administrative Conference of the United States, including as Special Assistant and Government Member representing the Office of Management and Budget, and she now serves as a Senior Fellow and Consultant. Her scholarship has appeared in the Administrative Law ReviewOhio State Law Review, Brookings Institute Series on Regulatory Process and Perspective, and more. Prior to joining OIRA, she clerked for an administrative law judge.

Professor Dooling will join an esteemed group of colleagues on the Council. "I'm so grateful to Section leadership, particularly Chair Christopher J. Walker and Nominations Committee Chair Renée M. Landers for this opportunity."