Thursday, October 8, 2015


Yale Law School Hosted Conference on work of Sterling Professor Jerry Mashaw

Yale Law School hosted “Administrative Law From the Inside Out: A Conference on Themes in the Work of Jerry Mashaw” on October 2 and 3, 2015. “For a generation, scholars in the field of administrative law have been engaged, provoked, informed, and inspired by the work of Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law Jerry Mashaw,” said Nicholas R. Parrillo ’04, conference organizer. This conference provided a venue for new papers on the aspects and problems of administrative law that are featured in his body of work. 

Watch videos of the conference events.

Panel topics included Bureaucratic Justice, Agencies in American Political Development, Regulation and Legal Culture, Mashaw and Social Insurance, Administrative Practice and the Internal Law of Administration, and Accountability and the Boundaries of the Federal Government.

Jerry L. Mashaw teaches courses on administrative law, social welfare policy, regulation, legislation, and the design of public institutions. His many books include Administrative Law: Introduction to the American Public Law System (with Richard Merrill and Peter Shane), Bureaucratic Justice (1983) (awarded Harvard University’s Gerard Henderson Memorial Prize in 1993), The Struggle for Auto Safety (with David Harfst), (awarded the Sixth Annual Scholarship Prize of the ABA’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy in 1992), and Greed, Chaos, and Governance: Using Public Choice to Improve Public Law (awarded the Section’s Twelfth Annual Scholarship Prize in 1998 and the Order of the Order of the Coif Triennial Book Award in 2002). Professor Mashaw is a founding member and past president of the National Academy of Social Insurance and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.