Administrative Law Conference, April 14-15, 2017

Reflections on Executive Power and Administrative Law

About this Event

Overview: This workshop will bring together a mix of junior and senior scholars for a wide-ranging discussion of topics related to executive power and administrative law. Participants will discuss their working papers on topics including state and local executive power and bureaucracy; separations of power between branches and within the executive branch; privatization and hybrid entities in the administrative context; and intergovernmental interactions.

Keynote Panel: The workshop's keynote event, a panel of state solicitors general, will begin at 4:00 pm on Friday, April 14th at the Law School. The event is open to the public, and CLE credit for Wisconsin attorneys is pending.

Timeline: The first workshop session will begin at 2:15 pm on Friday, April 14th. Sessions will continue on Saturday, April 15th, until about 3:30 pm. If you would like to participate in the workshop paper discussions, please contact Michelle Preston.

Registration: To register for the State Solicitors General Panel on Friday, April 14th, please click here.


Keynote Panel, "A Conversation with State Solicitors General: Reflections on Federalism, Executive Power, and Public Service," featuring:

Elbert Lin, Solicitor General of West Virginia
Noah Purcell, Solicitor General of Washington
Carolyn Shapiro, Associate Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law; Former Solicitor General of Illinois
Misha Tseytlin, Solicitor General of Wisconsin
Moderated by: Miriam Seifter, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School

Workshop Participants:

Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Professor, Columbia Law School
Ronald Levin, William R. Orthwein Distinguised Professor of Law, Washington University Law School
Jon Michaels, Professor, UCLA School of Law
Jennifer Nou, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Eloise Pasachoff, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Jim Rossi, Professor, Vanderbilt Law School
Erin Ryan, Elizabeth C. and Clyde W. Atkinson Professor, Florida State University College of Law
Aaron Saiger, Professor, Fordham University School of Law
Miriam Seifter, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School
Kevin Stack, Professor, Vanderbilt Law School
Jed Stiglitz, Assistant Professor, Cornell Law School
Susannah Tahk, Associate Dean, University of Wisconsin Law School
Justin Weinstein-Tull, Thomas C. Grey Fellow Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

Program and Workshop Papers


Link to Papers: This is a password-protected site; access information will be provided to participants when papers are available.

Accommodations & Directions

Hotel Information:  Participants will have a reservation for one or two nights at the Madison Concourse Hotel located at 1 West Dayton Street in Madison. The room will be charged to the Institute for Legal Studies at the Law School. More information can be found at:  or by calling 800-356-8293. 

Hotel Shuttle: The hotel provides free airport shuttle service. Call the number above when you land at the airport to request the shuttle. Travel time is about 20 minutes.

Campus Map: Please see the UW Campus Information located here:  Directions and maps.

CLE Credit

CLE Credit for Wisconsin attorneys is approved for 1.5 hours.

Background reading for attorneys seeking CLE Credit


Questions about the workshop program: Please contact Susannah Tahk (Associate Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Legal Studies)

Questions about logistics or information on this page: 
Please contact Michelle Preston (Workshop Coordinator)


University of Wisconsin Law School, Institute for Legal Studies, Global Legal Studies Center, University of Wisconsin Law School Federalist Society, University Lectures Knapp Fund

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