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Award for Scholarship in Administrative Law

The Award

Each year, the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice recognizes the best work of administrative law scholarship for the prior year. Eligible books and articles are those that were published (copyrighted) during the previous year.  

2024 Award for Scholarship in Administrative Law Instructions

2024 Award for Scholarship Instructions PDF

Scholarship in Administrative Law Award Winner, Ronald M. Levin (left) and Presenter Ronald Krotoszynski (right).

Scholarship in Administrative Law Award Winner, Ronald M. Levin (left) and Presenter Ronald Krotoszynski (right).

Award for Scholarship in Administrative Law: Recipients

Professors Nikolas Bowie & Daphna Renan’s article, The
Separation-of-Powers Counterrevolution, 131 Yale L.J. 2020 (2022)


Julian Davis Mortenson and Nicholas Bagley, "Delegation at the Founding", 121 Colum. L. REV. 277, 2021

Elizabeth Fisher and Sidney A. Shapiro , "Administrative Competence: Reimagining Administrative Law", Cambridge University Press, 2020

Anne Joseph O'Connell, "Actings", Colum. Law. Rev., 613, 2020

Miriam Seifter, "Understanding State Agency Independence, 117 Mich. L. Rev. 1537 (2019)

Ronald M. Levin, "Rulemaking and the Guidance Exemption", 70 Admin L. Rev. 263 (2018)

Wendy Wagner, William West, Thomas McGarity, Lisa Peters, "Dynamic Rulemaking", 92 New York University Law Review, 183 (2017)

Eloise Pasachoff“The President's Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control", 125 Yale L.J. 2182 (2016)

Adrian Vermeule,“Law's Abnegation: From Law's Empire to the Administrative State" (Harvard University Press 2016)

Gillian Metzger, "The Constitutional Duty to Supervise", 124 Yale Law Journal 1836 (2015)

Anne Joseph O'Connell, "Bureaucracy at the Boundary", 162 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 841 (2014)

Nicholas R. Parrillo, "Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government", 1780-1940, Yale University Press (2013)

Jerry L. Mashaw, Creating the Administrative Constitution: The Lost One Hundred Years of American Administrative Law, Yale University Press (2012);

Kevin M. Stack, Interpreting Regulations, 111 Michigan Law Review 355 (2012)

John Manning, Separation of Powers as Ordinary Interpretation, 124 Harvard Law Review 1939-2040 (2011)

Nina Mendelson, Disclosing ‘Political Oversight’ of Agency Decision Making, 108 Michigan Law Review 1127-1178 (2010)

Anne Joseph O’Connell, Vacant Offices:  Delays in Staffing Top Agency Positions, 82 Southern California Law Review 913 (2009)

William Eskridge and Lauren Baer, The Continuum of Deference: Supreme Court Treatment of Agency Statutory Interpretation from Chevron to Hamdan, 96 Geo. L.J. 1083 (2008)

Reuel E. Schiller, The Era of Deference: Courts, Expertise, and the Emergence of New Deal Administrative Law, 106 Michigan Law Review 399 (2007)

Nicholas Bagley and Richard L. Revesz, Centralized Oversight of the Regulatory State, 106 Columbia Law Review 1260 (2006)

Edward Rubin, The Myth of Accountability and the Anti-Administrative Impulse, 103 Michigan Law Review 2073 (2005)

M. Elizabeth Magill, Agency Choice of Policymaking Form, 71 University of Chicago Law Review 1383 (2004)

Steven P. Croley, White House Review of Agency Rulemaking: An Empirical Investigation, 70 University of Chicago Law Review 821-885 (2003)

Thomas Merrill and Kathryn Tongue Watts, Agency Rules With the Force of Law: The Original Convention, 116 Harvard Law Review 467 (2002)

Elena Kagan, Presidential Administration, 114 Harvard Law Review (2001)

Jody Freeman, The Private Role in Public Governance, 75 New York University Law Review 5434 (2000)

Cass R. Sunstein, Is the Clean Air Act Constitutional?, 98 Michigan Law Review 303 (1999) and Informational Regulation and Informational Standing: Akins and Beyond, 147 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 613 (1999)

John F. Duffy, Administrative Common Law in Judicial Review, 77 Texas Law Review 113 (1998)

Jerry Mashaw, Greed Chaos, and Governance, Yale University Press (1997)

Cynthia Farina, The Consent of the Governed: Against Simple Rules for a Complex World, 72 Chicago-Kent Law Review 987 (1997)

George B. Shepherd, Fierce Compromise: The Administrative Procedure Act Emerges from New Deal Politics, 10 Northwestern Law Review 1557 (1996)

Jessica Korn, The Power of Separation: American Constitutionalism and the Myth of the Legislative Veto, Princeton University Press, (1996)

Patrick J. Borchers and David L. Markell, New York State Administrative Procedure and Practice, West Publishing (1995)

Richard J. Pierce, Administrative Law Treatise, 3rd Edition (1994)

Richard L. Revesz, Rehabilitating Interstate Competition: Rethinking the ‘Race to the Bottom’ Rationale for Federal Environmental Regulation, 67 New York University Law Review 1210 (1993)

Thomas W. Merrill, Judicial Deference to Executive Precedent, Yale Law Journal (1992)

Thomas O. McGarity, Reinventing Rationality: The Role of Regulatory Analysis in the Federal Bureaucracy, Cambridge University Press (1991)

Jerry L. Mashaw and David L. Harfst, The Struggle for Auto Safety, Harvard University Press (1990)

Cass R. Sunstein, Interpreting Statutes in the Regulatory State, Harvard Law Review (1989)

Linda R. Hirshman, Postmodern Jurisprudence and the Problem of Administrative Discretion, Northwestern University Law Review (1988)

Peter L. Strauss, Formal and Functional Approaches to Separation-of-Powers Questions: Foolish Inconsistency?, Cornell Law Review (1987)

The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer, Judicial Review of Questions of Law and Policy, Administrative Law Review (1986)

Cass R. Sunstein, Interest Groups in American Public Law, 38 Stanford Law Review 29 (1985)