Anne Joseph O'Connell


Anne Joseph O'Connell, a lawyer and social scientist, is the Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. She served as a ACUS consultant, public member, and senior fellow before joining the Council. She is a three-time recipient of the American Bar Association’s Scholarship Award in Administrative Law for the best article or book published in the preceding year and a two-time winner of the Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law from the American Constitution Society. Before entering the legal academy, O'Connell clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and worked as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice's Federal Programs Branch. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration.