Daniel E. Walters

Prof. Daniel E. Walters

Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation

Daniel E. Walters is an Associate Professor of Law at the Texas A&M University School of Law. Prior to joining the Texas A&M faculty, he was an Assistant Professor of Law at Penn State Law, and before that a Regulation Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law. He earned a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also admitted to practice law (but inactive) in Illinois.

Professor Walters writes about administrative and regulatory law, with a particular focus on the implications of democratic theory for the administrative state, on public participation in administrative processes, on deference doctrines, on empirical studies of administrative behavior, and on the court-agency relationship. He also writes about climate change and energy law, with an emphasis on electric transmission lines, grid governance, the food-climate nexus, and climate legislation. His articles have appeared in many of the top journals in law and public administration, including the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, the Iowa Law Review, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, the Administrative Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, and the Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory (JPART), among others. He is a co-editor, with Cary Coglianese, of a forthcoming book: Regulation in a Turbulent Era. He is a former winner of the Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Administrative & Regulatory Law (student category) and the Beryl A. Radin Award for best article in JPART, and his work has been included in the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Law & Policy Review’s list of top environmental law review articles.

Professor Walters is an active volunteer in several professional organizations, including the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice (the Section) and the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (FNREL). Since 2020, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Administrative & Regulatory Law News, the ABA Section’s quarterly magazine, and in 2023 he was recently elected to a three-year term on the Section’s Council of Advisors. He has served since 2022 on the Natural Resources Law Teacher’s Planning Committee within FNREL, and before that he was a Trustee with the organization from 2021-2022.  



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