The Future of Seminole Rock Deference? Analyzing the Oral Argument in Kisor v. Wilkie.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 4PM ET


On March 27, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Kisor v. Wilkie, a case in which the Justices will consider whether to keep, modify, or end the doctrine of judicial deference to agencies’ interpretations of regulations — better known as Seminole Rock or Auer deference.

To analyze the oral argument, the Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice is hosting a teleforum on April 3, where experts will discuss the justices’ questions and the advocates’ answers. This teleforum is the latest edition of the Section’s “Supreme Court Series,” organized by the Section’s Judicial Review Committee.

Confirmed Panelists

The speakers will include:

Ronald M. Levin, the Washington University in St. Louis College of Law’s William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law. (Prof. Levin co-authored an amicus brief in Kisor.)

Catherine Sharkey, New York University’s Crystal Eastman Professor of Law

Amy Wildermuth, Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

The discussion will be moderated by Adam Gustafson, a partner at the firm of Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC.


Open to all ABA Members, Law Student Members and the General Public

TO REGISTER: Please send an e-mail to with your contact details to register. There is no cost associated with this program, but registration is required. 

NO CLE Credit is available for this program. 

Deadline for Registration is Tuesday April 2, 2019

Questions or Special Needs??

Please e-mail or call at 202-662-1528. 

**Dial-in information will be sent the morning of the program.**


Please follow the link below to listen to the recording of the Teleconference:

Future of Seminole Rock Deference Teleconference MP3