Lisa S. Bressman

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Lisa Schultz Bressman, who is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School, writes broadly in administrative law and statutory interpretation. Her most recent work challenges the binary distinction between executive-branch and independent agencies, with a particular focus on financial agencies. In prior work, she has used insights from positive political theory to better describe and defend administrative procedures. She has also written several pieces that explore the relationship between accountability and arbitrariness in judicial review of agency decision-making. She has co-authored with Ed Rubin and Kevin Stack an innovative course book entitled The Regulatory State, which is designed to teach statutes and regulations to students in the first year of law school. Dean Bressman joined the Vanderbilt law faculty in 1998 after working in the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice and clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Judge Jose A. Cabranes on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt University


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