Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2020
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: AALS Hot Topic Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Wilson A
    Floor: Mezzanine Level
    The use of guidance documents in regulatory agencies is one of the most challenging aspects of administrative law. When an agency uses a guidance document to change or make policy, it need not provide notice to the public or allow comment on the new rule. This makes change easier, faster, and less subject to review. Under previous administrations, guidance documents were used to implement policies in many subject areas, including civil rights and immigration. The current administration has rolled back many of these policies. This program consists of a moderated panel on recent developments in the use of guidance documents.The speakers will highlight two reports to the Administrative Conference of the United States proposing changes to Administrative Procedure Act and an executive order mandating increased use of notice and comment. They will comment on controversies involving DACA and Title IX that demonstrate the stakes of change.
Session Speakers
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

University of Colorado Law School

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Yale Law School

Session Fees
  • AALS Hot Topic Program - Recent Developments: How Easily Can Agencies Change Regulatory Policy in Immigration & Civil Rights?: $0.00