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ALR Accord

The ALR Accord is the online companion to our print journal. Pursuant to its mission to increase public access to and scholarly discussion about administrative law topics, Accord publishes content on a rolling basis. Through an expedited yet rigorous editing process, Accord publishes response pieces, student comments, and other shorter scholarly works about the administrative state. Additionally, Accord publishes the video Discussion Series “According To,” which showcases a select number of authors who published articles in the Administrative Law Review.

** All Volume 1 Accord content is currently being repaginated. Please send submission inquiries to Senior ALR Accord Editor Joe Kassaye at

Discussion Series

According To: Reeve Bull, Building a Framework for Governance: Retrospective Review and Rulemaking Petitions In this 2nd installment of the ALR Discussion Series, Reeve Bull, Research Chief at the Administrative Conference of the United States, discusses his Article, Building a Framework for Governance: Retrospective Review and Rulemaking Petitions, published in Volume 67, Issue 2 of the Administrative Law Review.

According To: Connor Raso, Agency Avoidance of Rulemaking Procedures On April 30th, 2015, ALR Accord premiered its first Discussion Series According to Connor Raso. The Discussion Series highlighted Connor’s article, Agency Avoidance of Rulemaking Procedures, published in Volume 67, Issue 1 of the Administrative Law Review.

Volume 3, Number 1

A Response: What’s in a Nudge?
Responding to Cass R. Sunstein, Do People like Nudges? 
Response by Brian Galle, October 20, 2017

Loyalty Through Unlawfulness: Standing up to the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule
Comment by Joshua Couce, September 25, 2017

Volume 2, Number 2

The SEC’s Regulation Crowdfunding: The Issuer’s Dilemma                                                 Comment by Laila Sabagh, May 7, 2017 

Can the Government Deport Immigrants Using Information It Encouraged Them to Provide?  Article by Amanda Frost, Jan. 24, 2017

Volume 2, Number 1

A Response: Sometimes Lost Opportunities Strengthen the Tax System                                  Responding to Karie Davis-Nozemack & Sarah J. Webber, Lost Opportunities: The Underuse of Tax Whistleblowers                                                                                                                             Response by Jeremiah Coder, Dec. 29, 2016

Social Media and Rulemaking in the Trump Administration                                                         Article by Lynn White, Dec. 22, 2016

Quantified Cost-Benefit Analysis at the SEC                                                                            Responding to Jeff Schwartz & Alexandrea Nelson, Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Conflict Minerals Rule                                                                                                                                             Response by Joshua T. White, Dec. 14, 2016

Whose Best Interest? Why Michigan’s New Adoption Law Is Unconstitutional and Prevents the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services from Helping Adoptable Children      Comment by James Hill, Oct. 15, 2016         

Holding Tight to the Reigns in Harnessing Industry Influence: A Comment on Professor Laurence Tai                                                                                                                                Responding to Laurence Tai, Harnessing Industry Influence                                                 Response by Wendy E. Wagner, July 15, 2016                                                                                                                           

Volume 1, Number 2

The State of Chevron: 15 Years After Mead                                                                                     On March 24, 2016, former Solicitor General Seth P. Waxman delivered the keynote address for the Administrative Law Review’s annual Symposium. His remarks examine the state of Chevron’s applicability fifteen years after Mead, and the consequences of emerging explicit skepticism.

One Size Does Not Fit All: An Examination of Reform Proposals for FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, and the Unique Position of Multifamily Housing                                              Comment by Kirsten Shiroma        

A Reply: The Regulatory Budget Takes Form                                                                                Responding to Jeffrey Rosen and Brian Callahan, The Regulatory Budget Revised             Response by Sam Batkins 

Regulatory Accretion: Causes and Possible Remedies                                                                Responding to Reeve Bull, Building a Framework for Governance: Retrospective Review and Rulemaking Petitions                                                                                                                       Response by Sofie E. Miller & Susan E. Dudley

Response to Choosing A Court To Review The Executive                                                              Responding to Joseph W. Mead and Nicholas A. Fromherz, Choosing a Court to Review the Executive                                                                                                                                       Response by William Funk

Volume 1, Number 1       

Securing Access to National Security Information                                                                  Responding to Susan Nevelow Mart and Tom Ginsburg, [Dis-]informing the People’s Discretion: Judicial Deference Under the National Security Exemption of the Freedom of Information Act Response by Margaret B. Kwoka

California Can Beat FHFA’s PACE: How the Reserve Fund Model Can Revive Residential PACE Loans                                                                                                                                          Comment by John Charin                                                                                                                                 

Bed Time for the Bed Mandate: A Call for Administrative Immigration Reform         
Comment by Christina Elhaddad                                                                                                                           

A Fluid Situation: On the Role of Interstate Water Commissions in Fracking Policy
Comment by John A. Howes, Jr.