Forums

ACUS hosts regular forums, workshops, and symposia that bring together federal agency officials, members of Congress and their staffs, judges, academics, and the public.

Many such events lay the groundwork for new projects or facilitate research on existing ones.  

Featured Events:

 

The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) is hosting a forum that explores the important role of public input in federal agency rulemaking. This forum considers what types of public input are most valuable to agencies and how agencies can structure the rulemaking process to receive that input. It examines both best practices under the current notice-and-comment process...
A multi-day, virtual forum in November 2021 addresses participation by underserved communities and their members in the administrative processes (including rulemaking and adjudication) by which agencies make regulatory policies. This forum addresses Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, which requires that federal agencies “pursue a...
Program Sponsors: Administrative Conference of the United States Center for Progressive Reform George Mason University's C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State Panel 1: Appointment and Removal of Federal Agency Adjudicators August 6, 2020 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT This panel explored the constitutional issues surrounding the appointment and removal of agency adjudicators and how...
Program Sponsors: Administrative Conference of the United States Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center Symposium Series Artificial Intelligence plays an increasingly important role in the administration of federal programs. Through four virtual panels this summer, ACUS and ITLP will explore current and future agency uses of AI and their interplay with administrative and...
Forum Transcript Forum Press Release Sponsors: Administrative Conference of the United States The George Washington University Law School American Bar Association, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Program Description: Nationwide injunctions prohibit the federal government from enforcing statutes, executive orders, and regulations against anyone, not just the particular plaintiffs who have challenged...
Transcript  Register Agenda 9:00 a.m. Registration 9:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks Matthew L. Wiener, Vice Chairman & Executive Director, Administrative Conference of the United States 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address Dominic J. Mancini, Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget 10:15 a.m. Panel: Mass Comments in Rulemaking Steven J. Balla, Associate Professor...
Agenda 9:00 a.m.  Introductory Remarks  Matthew L. Wiener, Vice Chairman & Executive Director, Administrative Conference of the United States; Co-Chair, Adjudication Committee, ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Panel I: Adjudication and the Administrative State  Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, The George Washington...
Regulatory Capture Forum: What is regulatory capture? Everyone believes it exists, but no one agrees on what it looks like. This forum brought together leading experts from government, the federal bench, the academy, and the business world to explore the concept in a more rigorous way. Panels discussed how to measure capture in the rulemaking context; whether federal agencies’ allegedly weak enforcement of regulatory crimes is...
The Administrative Conference, together with the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice and Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Sections, the American Constitution Society, and The Federalist Society, is recently hosted a workshop to explore current topics at the intersection of criminal law and the administrative state.[1]  Senator Mike Lee, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and U.S. Sentencing Commissioner Rachel Barkow...