Two Law Review Articles Based on ACUS Reports Accepted by Top 10 Law Journals

We are very pleased to announce that two law review articles emerging from recent ACUS projects have just been accepted by top 10 law journals.

The Yale Law Journal will publish an article written by Michael Sant’Ambrogio, Associate Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law, and Adam Zimmerman, Professor of Law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles, entitled, “Inside the Agency Class Action” (forthcoming May 2017).  This article is based on a report, “Aggregate Agency Adjudication,” for a Conference project of the same name.  The report provided the basis for Recommendation 2016-2, Aggregation of Similar Claims in Agency Adjudication, which provides guidance to agencies on the use of aggregation techniques to resolve similar claims in adjudications, both regarding whether to use aggregation and how to structure the aggregation proceedings.

The University of Pennsylvania Law Review will publish an article written by Chris Walker, Associate Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, entitled, “Legislating in the Shadows” (forthcoming April-June 2017).  The article is based on a report, “Federal Agencies in the Legislative Process: Technical Assistance in Statutory Drafting,” prepared in connection with the Conference’s project on Technical Assistance by Federal Agencies in the Legislative Process.  The report provided the basis for Recommendation 2015-2, Technical Assistance by Federal Agencies in the Legislative Process, which offers best practices for agencies when providing Congress with expert technical feedback on proposed legislation.

The Administrative Conference stands in a unique position allowing it to bring the insights of academia to bear in solving real-world problems confronted by federal agencies.  The extraordinary placement of these articles demonstrates the high level of scholarly interest in the sort of empirical, practical research that the Conference regularly undertakes.

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