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Miriam Seifter

Miriam Seifter, a University of Wisconsin Law School professor, won top honors for scholarship in administrative law for her article "Understanding State Agency Independence."

The award comes from the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, which annually recognizes the best work of administrative law scholarship for the prior year. Seifter’s article appeared in the Michigan Law Review in 2019.

According to awards committee chair Ron Krotoszynski Jr., Seifter’s article was selected unanimously from a large number of submissions. “The article is well written, comprehensively researched and provides insights into the critical, but underappreciated, importance of state agencies operating based on best science, technology and expertise—rather than politics,” he said.

Seifter formally accepted the award at the Administrative Law Section's virtual fall meeting in November. On thanking the committee for the honor, she called for the continued and expanded study of state administrative law. “2020 has illustrated powerfully that state governments are important … Turning our collective gaze to these topics is a valuable task,” she said.

Seifter has received numerous awards for scholarship and teaching. For her article "Gubernatorial Administration," she was named the 2017 winner of the American Constitution Society's Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. In 2017, UW Law students honored Seifter with the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2018, she received one of twelve Distinguished Teaching Awards from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In addition to the winning article, Seifter's publications appear in the Harvard Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among others.

Submitted by Law School News on May 5, 2021

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