Duke Law Journal sponsors annual Administrative Law Conference

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The Duke Law Journal presents its annual conference addressing issues in administrative law Friday, Apr. 2. The conference, entitled "Incrementalism in Today's Administrative State," will be held in Room 4045 of the Law School at 1:30 p.m., running until about 5:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the Blue Lounge.

Nearly twenty-five years ago, Professor Colin Diver wrote a groundbreaking article introducing an incrementalism theory to administrative law--the process of "organic, dynamic, remedial" regulation. This article launched a firestorm of legal scholarship and administrative debate over how administrative agencies regulate our society and whether agencies should adopt more flexible rules and standards to keep up with a rapidly changing world. This debate is becoming more pronounced in an age where developments in science and technology happen faster than ever.

Presenters at the Conference include Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law and Director of the Enivironmental Law Program at Boalt Hall; Jody Freeman, Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles; and Donald T. Hornstein, Reef Ivey Research Chair in Law at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Panelists from Duke are Professors Stuart M. Benjamin, Christopher H. Schroeder, and Jonathan B. Wiener.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact DongJu Song at