Admin Law 2008 | Administrative Law, Preemption, & Federalism

April 15, 2008

Which policies prevail when federal agency action conflicts with state law? The Supreme Court focused on this question this year in Riegel v. Medtronic and will return to it next year in Wyeth v. Levine. This symposium brings distinguished scholars together to discuss this question at the core of constitutional law, administrative law, and public policy

Recorded on April 15, 2008.

Conference title: Administrative Law, Preemption, & Federalism (Administrative Law Conference (2008))

Appearing: Speakers: Professors Brian Galle and Mark Seidenfeld from Florida State University College of Law; Professor Nina Mendelson from the University of Michigan Law School; Professor Gillian Metzger from Columbia Law School; and Professors Stuart Benjamin and Ernest Young from Duke Law School.

Related paper: Brian Galle and Mark Seidenfeld, Administrative Law's Federalism: Preemption, Delegation, and Agencies at the Edge of Federal Power, 57 Duke Law Journal 1933-2022 (2008). Available at:

Related paper: Gillian E. Metzger, Administrative Law as the New Federalism, 57 Duke Law Journal 2023-2109 (2008). Available at:

Related paper: Nina A. Mendelson, The California Greenhouse Gas Waiver Decision and Agency Interpretation: A Response to Professors Galle and Seidenfeld, 57 Duke Law Journal 2157-2175 (2008). Available at:

Related paper: Stuart Minor Benjamin and Ernest A. Young, Tennis with the Net Down: Administrative Federalism Without Congress, 57 Duke Law Journal 2111-2155 (2008). Available at: