Foulston Siefkin Lecture, 2013: Sidney A. Shapiro

Washburn University School of Law
and the Washburn Law Journal
proudly present the
36th Annual Foulston Siefkin Lecture

Sidney A. Shapiro
University Distinguished Chair in Law
Wake Forest University School of Law

"Rethinking Administrative Law: The Institutions of Public Law"

Monday – April 15, 2013
12:10-1:10 p.m. – Room 114

Photograph: Sidney Shapiro.Sidney A. Shapiro is the University Distinguished Chair in Law at Wake-Forest University and the Vice-President of the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR), a nonprofit research and educational organization of sixty scholars dedicated to protecting health, safety, and the environment through analysis and commentary. He is the co-author of The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public, published by the University of Chicago Press, and of Risk Regulation at Risk: Restoring a Pragmatic Approach, published by Stanford University Press, two law school textbooks on regulatory law and practice and administrative law, as well as a one-volume administrative law treatise. Professor Shapiro has published over 75 articles on regulatory policy and process topics, including a book on occupational safety and health law and policy. He is currently at work on Achieving Democracy: Pragmatism, Regulation and Markets, to be published by Oxford University Press. He has been a consultant to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), and he has testified before Congress on regulatory policy and process issues.

Professor Shapiro's Foulston Siefkin Lecture at Washburn University School of Law will argue that contemporary administrative law scholarship is deeply enmeshed in the design of political and legal oversight to hold agencies accountable, an "outside-in" approach to bureaucratic legitimacy. This focus is not only at odds with the reality of regulatory decision-making, it ignores how public administration can promote agency accountability, an "inside-out" approach to bureaucratic legitimacy. A new conception of administrative law is necessary, one that takes into account both the inside and outside approaches to legitimacy. It is time to merge administrative law and public administration as public law, ending a separation that dates back to 1903.

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has sponsored the Foulston Siefkin Lecture since 1978 to enrich the
quality of education at Washburn University School of Law.
Articles derived from the lectures are published by
the Washburn Law Journal.