MSU College of Law



November 11, 2008



EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University College of Law Professor, Glen Staszewski organized and presented at the Symposium on Administrative Statutory Interpretation, which took place on November 7, 2008 at the College. The symposium brought together some of the nation’s leading scholars of administrative law and legislation to build on and discuss the resurgence of interest in statutory interpretation.

Participants commented on the manner in which administrative agencies and other executive officials actually interpret regulatory statutes, offered normative propositions that could guide the executive branch in this enterprise, and explored the relevance of this learning for the judiciary when it reviews the validity of agency action or interprets statutes in other contexts.

Professor Staszewski discussed, “Textualism and the Executive Branch.” Two other MSU Law professors also presented. Professor Morag-Levine discussed, “Agency Statutory Interpretation Under Continental and Anglo American Administrative Paradigms” and Professor Adam Candeub presented “Independent Rules of Decision and Independent Agencies.”

Other speakers included:
Jerry L. Mashaw, Yale Law School
Nina A. Mendelson, The University of Michigan Law School
Kevin M. Stack, Vanderbilt University Law School
Cary Coglianese, The University of Pennsylvania Law School
Kristen E. Hickman, The University of Minnesota Law School
Michael Herz, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Richard J. Pierce, Jr., The George Washington University Law School
Jonathan R. Siegel, The George Washington University Law School
Margaret H. Lemos, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Robert V. Percival, The University of Maryland School of Law

Professor Staszewski joined the MSU College of Law faculty in 2001. Professor Staszewski’s scholarship focuses on issues of democratic theory and practice that arise in the making and implementation of law in the modern regulatory state. He teaches Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, and Legislation.

The MSU College of Law was founded in 1891 and is a private institution of higher learning devoted exclusively to professional education in law. The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university, enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program. Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining a small school culture. The Law College is one of the oldest continuously operating independent law colleges in the nation. For more information about the Law College, visit


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