14th Annual Symposium of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy: Regulatory Reform, Transparency, and the American Economy

February 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM ET

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Founders Hall Auditorium
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Government regulation is intended to improve the efficiency of markets and protect people from harms they cannot identify or prevent on their own. But, for decades, advocates have debated whether the regulatory process and rules developed through it are too strict or too lax; whether they properly account for all the things society values; and even whether they make society better or worse off on balance. The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy’s Symposium on Regulatory Reform, Transparency, and the Economy will explore these and related questions as leading scholars and practitioners examine a number of recent regulatory proposals impacting a broad swath of the American economy – from banking and finance to energy and the environment, and from employment law to the internet economy. Speakers will consider and debate how well these proposals would perform their intended functions and how they might be improved.

The symposium will feature discussions of research papers prepared by experts working on the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project. The proceedings of the Conference will be published in a special symposium issue of George Mason’s Journal of Law, Economics & Policy.

To view the Symposium agenda, please click here.

Sandra Aistars

Clinical Professor and Senior Scholar and Director of Copyright

George Mason University

Stewart A. Baker


Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Alan Butler

Senior Counsel

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Caroline Cecot

Assistant Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School

James C. Cooper

Associate Professor of Law and Director, Program on Economics & Privacy

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Charles “Chuck” Cooper

Founder and Chairman

Cooper & Kirk PLLC

Robert Glicksman

J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law

George Washington University Law School

C. Boyden Gray

Founding Partner

Boyden Gray & Associates

Deepak Gupta

Founding Principal

Gupta Wessler PLLC

Philip K. Howard

Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP

Founder & Chair, Common Good

Justin “Gus” Hurwitz

Professor of Law and the Menard Director of the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center

University of Nebraska College of Law

Brenda Leong

Senior Counsel and Director of Strategy

Future of Privacy Forum

Clark Neily

Senior Vice President

Cato Institute

Ryan Nunn

Policy Director of the The Hamilton Project and Fellow in Economic Studies

Brookings Institution

Nathan D. Richardson

Assistant Professor of Law

University of South Carolina School of Law

Paolo Saguato

Assistant Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School

Gabriel Scheffler

Regulation Fellow, Penn Program on Regulation

University of Pennsylvania Law School

David C. Vladeck

A.B. Chettle Chair in Civil Procedure

Georgetown University Law Center

Adam J. White

Assistant Professor and Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State

Antonin Scalia Law School

John Yun

Associate Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School

Todd J. Zywicki

George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

The Federalist Society and Regulatory Transparency Project take no position on particular legal or public policy matters. All expressions of opinion are those of the speaker(s). To join the debate, please email us at [email protected].

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