Law and Governance Series

The Penn Program Regulation co-sponsors the Law and Governance discussion series, focusing on exciting new research in the field of public law. The series, which is held over the “audio drop-in” Clubhouse app, is organized and hosted by Neysun Mahboubi, Research Scholar at Penn’s Center for the Study of Contemporary China, Lecturer in Law at Penn Law, and PPR Research Affiliate.

 

Academics, practitioners, and students are all welcome to join any of the discussions, and can easily do so by setting up a Clubhouse account and downloading the app onto an iPhone or Android device.

 

The schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year is below. Recordings are available for the sessions starting in November 2021. The schedule for Spring 2022 will be updated as additional details become available.

 

In addition to discussions of new scholarship, the Law and Governance series also features periodic conversations around hot topics in law that are hosted on Twitter Spaces. Follow Law and Governance on Twitter to get information about upcoming conversations and to access recordings of past sessions. Recordings from the audio conversations on Twitter Spaces also are posted to the bottom of this webpage.

October 20, 2021: Susan Rose-Ackerman (Yale Law) on Democracy and Executive Power

 

Discussants: Giacinto della Cananea (Bocconi), Liz Fisher (Oxford), Michaela Hailbronner (Giessen), Thomas Perroud (Panthéon-Assas), Peter Shane (Ohio State Moritz Law), Jonathan Wiener (Duke Law), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

November 4, 2021: John A. Dearborn (Vanderbilt) on Power Shifts: Congress and Presidential Representation

 

Discussants: David Noll (Rutgers Law), Molly Reynolds (Brookings), Calvin TerBeek (Chicago), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

November 17, 2021: Brian D. Feinstein (Wharton School) and Abby Wood (USC Gould) on “Divided Agencies”

 

Discussants: David Noll (Rutgers Law), Daniel Walters (Penn State Law), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

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December 8, 2021Jesse Cross (University of South Carolina Law) and Abbe Gluck (Yale Law) on “The Congressional Bureaucracy”

 

Discussants: Bridget Dooling (GWU), Daniel Hemel (University of Chicago Law), Richard Murphy (Texas Tech Law), Christopher Walker (Ohio State Moritz Law), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)


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January 12, 2022: Astrid Hedin (Malmö) on “Communist State Administration”

 

Discussants: Robert Ahdieh (Texas A&M Law), Ling Li (University of Vienna), Angela Ferrari Zumbini (Napoli Federico II), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

 

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January 19, 2022: Ilan Wurman (Arizona State University) on The Second Founding: An Introduction to the 14th Amendment

 

Discussants: Mark Graber (Maryland Carey Law), Rebecca Zietlow (Toledo Law), Julian Davis Mortenson (Michigan Law), Reginald Oh (Cleveland-Marshall Law), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

 

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February 2, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. ET: Matthew Lawrence (Emory Law) on “Subordination and Separation of Powers”

 

Discussants: Bijal Shah (ASU), Bridget Dooling (GWU), Zachary Price (Hastings Law), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

 

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February 16, 2022: Gregory Elinson (Harvard Law) and Jonathan Gould (Berkeley Law) on “The Politics of Deference”

 

Discussants: Michael Herz (Cardozo Law), Kristin Hickman (Minnesota Law), Sharon Jacobs (Colorado), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

 

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February 23, 2022: Blake Emerson (UCLA Law) on “The Structure of Executive Power”

 

Discussants: Bridget Dooling (GWU), Julian Davis Mortenson (Michigan Law), Gillian Metzger (Columbia), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

 

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March 9, 2022Maciej Bernatt (Warsaw) on Populism and Antitrust: Illiberal Influence of Populist Government on the Competition Law System


Discussants: Herbert Hovenkamp (Penn), Alison Jones (Kings College London) Mariana Mota Prado (Toronto), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)


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March 16, 2022: Kristin Hickman (University of Minnesota Law) on “Nondelegation as Constitutional Symbolism”

 

Discussants: Sharon Jacobs (Colorado), Gillian Metzger (Columbia Law), Christopher Walker (Ohio State Moritz Law), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

 

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March 30, 2022: Gregory Shaffer (UCI Law) on Governing the Interface of U.S.-China Trade Relations”


Discussants: Robert Howse (NYU), Desiree LeClercq (Cornell ILR), Jingyuan Zhou (Arizona), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)


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April 6, 2022: Gillian Metzger (Columbia Law) on “Taking Appropriations Seriously”


Discussants: Bridget Dooling (GWU), Molly Reynolds (Brookings), Christopher Walker (Ohio State Moritz Law), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)


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April 13, 2022Alan Rozenshtein (Minnesota Law) on “The Virtuous Executive”


Discussants: Brian Feinstein (Wharton), Jennifer Mascott (George Mason), Kate Shaw (Cardozo Law), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

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April 20, 2022: Fernanda Nicola (American WCL) on Legal Diplomacy in an Age of Authoritarianism”


Discussants: Karen Alter (Northwestern), Gráinne de Búrca (NYU), Erin Delaney (Northwestern), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)


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April 27, 2022: Michael Asimow (Santa Clara Law), on “Charging Practices of Regulatory Agencies”

 

Discussants: Herwig Hofmann (Luxembourg), Maggie Lemos (Duke Law), Bijal Shah (ASU) and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

 

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May 4, 2022: Cristie Ford (University of British Columbia Law) on “The Legal Innovation Sandbox”


Discussants: Hilary Allen (American WCL), Daniel Rodriguez (Northwestern), David Zaring (Wharton School), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

 

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May 11, 2022: Daniel Walters (Penn State Law) on The Administrative Agon”


Discussants: J. Benton Heath (Temple), Jane Mansbridge (Harvard Kennedy School), Shalini Bhargava Ray (Alabama), Jocelyn Simonson (Brooklyn), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

 

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May 25, 2022: Ron Levin (WUSTL) on The Evolving APA and the Originalist Challenge” 


Discussants: Evan Bernick (Northern Illinois University), Emily Bremer (Notre Dame), Kathryn Kovacs (Rutgers), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)


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June 8, 2022 : Emily Bremer (Notre Dame) on The Undemocratic Roots of Agency Rulemaking 


Discussants: Nina Mendelson (U Michigan), Cary Coglianese (Penn Law), Bridget Dooling (GWU), and Neysun Mahboubi (Penn)

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Law and Governance “Hot Topic” Conversations

 

December 15, 2021: Dobbs, SB8, and the Future of Roe v. Wade

Featuring Liz Sepper (Texas Law), Mary Ziegler (FSU Law), Jon Michaels (UCLA Law), and Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law). Moderated by Neysun Mahboubi (Penn).

January 5, 2022West Virginia v. EPA and the Future of Climate Policy

Featuring Shelley Welton (South Carolina), Nicholas Bagley (Michigan), Jonathan Adler (Case Western), and Karen Sokol (Loyola New Orleans). Moderated by Neysun Mahboubi (Penn).

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January 26, 2022The Fate and Future of Federal Anti-COVID Mandates

Featuring Jonathan Adler (Case Western), Peter Shane (Ohio State Moritz Law), Rena Steinzor (Maryland), and Lindsay Wiley (UCLA). Moderated by Neysun Mahboubi (Penn).

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February 9, 2022The Future of the European Legal Order

Featuring Fernanda Nicola (American WCL), Bojan Bugarič (Sheffield), Petra Bard (Central European University), and Adam Bodnar (former Polish Ombudsman for Citizen Rights). Moderated by Neysun Mahboubi (Penn).

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March 3, 2022Legal Aspects of the War in Ukraine

Featuring Oona Hathaway (Yale), Adam Bodnar (SWPS Warsaw), Tom Ginsburg (U Chicago), Hannah Birkenkötter (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), and Yulia Kaspiarovich (Groningen). Moderated by Neysun Mahboubi (Penn).

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March 25, 2022The Confirmation Hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson

Featuring Michael C. Dorf (Cornell Law School), Dahlia Lithwick (Slate), Kate Shaw (Cardozo Law), David Lat (Original Jurisdiction), and Cristina Rodriguez (Yale Law). Moderated by Neysun Mahboubi (Penn).

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May 18, 2022The Leaked Draft Opinion in Dobbs

Featuring Michael C. Dorf (Cornell Law School), Dahlia Lithwick (Slate), Kate Shaw (Cardozo Law), David Lat (Original Jurisdiction), and Mary Ziegler (Florida State). Moderated by Neysun Mahboubi (Penn).

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