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gavel with American flagThe rule of law, whatever that term describes, is one of the central concepts in Anglo-American jurisprudence. Does the administrative state, either in its operation or in the legal moves necessary for its validation, undermine or support the rule of law? Does modern governmental administration, and modern conditions of life, require some redefinition of the rule of law? Is there a relationship between the rule of law and the separation of powers, and if so, how does the administrative state affect that relationship? This panel, in short, will explore how the administrative state relates to fundamental jurisprudential principles.

Introductory Remarks
6:45 p.m.
Cemex Auditorium

  • Dean Larry Kramer, Stanford Law School
  • Mr. Michael Reynolds, Co-Chair, 2012 Annual Student Symposium
  • Mr. Ilan Wurman, Co-Chair, 2012 Annual Student Symposium

Panel 1: The Rule of Law and the Administrative State
7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Cemex Auditorium


  • Prof. David Barron, Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Richard Epstein, New York University School of Law
  • Hon. Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Prof. Peter Shane, The Ohio State University Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA

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