Admin Law in Practice: Thoughts to a 2L from a Young Practitioner

Adam Scott Kunz
I envisioned stuffy admin lawyers, with tweed suits, sitting around in moldy offices with massive stacks of rule comments in front of them.

I envisioned stuffy admin lawyers, with tweed suits, sitting around in moldy offices with massive stacks of rule comments in front of them.

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The Chevron doctrine. The Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Goldberg v. Kelly. When I took admin law as a 2L, I assumed that administrative lawyers wrestled with the nuances of these and other banner issues that find their way into the average administrative law text. Sitting at the feet of Dick Pierce as he explained, in his trademark booming voice, the difference between agency action and inaction, I envisioned stuffy admin lawyers, with tweed suits, sitting around in moldy offices with massive stacks of rule comments in front of them.

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