Administrative Law

Measuring the Obama Administration’s Historic Midnight Surge

Scholars model the impact of regulations issued in the final months of the Obama Administration.

The Public Interest in Public Securities Settlements

Legal scholar argues SEC settlements after Dodd-Frank create potential costs for defendants and the public.

Can Canada School Trump on Regulatory Reform?

As Trump takes aim at regulation, Canada’s experience with regulatory budgeting offers a possible template.

Unraveling Trump’s “Two-for-One” Regulatory Reform Plan

Scholar considers how costs and benefits might be calculated under a regulatory offsets system.

Inside Agency Class Actions

Most agencies enjoy authority to aggregate cases and would benefit from doing so, but very few actually do.

The Regional Reality of Federal Regulation

Penn Law students learn about adjudication and regional enforcement of regulations.

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

Cost-benefit analysis has become a routinized part of policymaking. Probing what justifies this methodology helps us to see how it might be improved.

Independent Regulatory Agencies Are Not Likely to Be Part of President Obama’s Midnight Rulemaking

A recent report suggests that unlike executive agencies, independent agencies get to continue dancing right past midnight.

Quantitative Models Predict Historic Obama Midnight Surge

Research forecasts a substantial increase in economically significant rules that would outpace that of the past three presidents’ final months.

OMB’s Resource Management Offices and Agency Policy Control

Now is a good time to focus on the opportunities for the centralized control of the administrative state that the RMOs provide.

Rethinking the Compliance Curriculum

Compliance classes should differ depending on students’ career paths and types of risks the class addresses.

A Different Approach to Teaching Regulatory Law and Policy

Addressing how policy and law influence regulation is a critical—and overlooked—part of regulatory curriculum.