Administrative State Conference POLS

Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Carol and Park B. Smith Hall Rehm Lib
Event Type
Lecture - Speaker
Jan Lenahan
Political Science Department

Keynote Address for a conference on the American administrative state by R. Shep Melnick. 


R. SHEP MELNICK is the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics. He teaches a variety of courses on American politics, including Courts and Public Policy, Ideas and Institutions in American Politics, Bureaucracy, Democracy in America, Rights in Conflict, and the American politics graduate field seminar. Melnick’s research and writing focuses on the intersection of law and politics. His first book, Regulation and the Courts, examined judicial influence on the development of environmental policy. His second, Between the Lines, investigated the ways in which statutory interpretation has shaped a variety of entitlement programs. His current research project looks at how the Rehnquist Court is reshaping our governing institutions. Melnick is co-chair of the Harvard Program on Constitutional Government and a past president of the New England Political Science department. Before coming to Boston College 1997 he had taught at Harvard and at Brandeis, where he served as chair of the Politics department.

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Categories: Political Science

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