Mission

The C. Boyden Gray Center is housed at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.  It is a leading hub of academic research and debate on legal and policy issues regarding the federal separation of powers and the administrative state.  It sits at the intersection of the development of legal theory, legal practice, and legal education on constitutional questions addressing executive branch operations in relation to Congress and the judiciary.

Co-directed by Professor Jennifer Mascott and scholar Adam White, the Gray Center is dedicated to fostering significant legal scholarship on core issues reexamining the constitutional underpinnings of administrative governance in order to elevate and improve ongoing debates in the courts, in Congress, in the Executive Branch, and in the broader public.

The Gray Center serves as a bridge between academic research and the day-to-day litigation and deregulatory counseling efforts taking place in courtrooms across the country and on Capitol Hill.  Since its founding in 2015, under the leadership of then-Professor Neomi Rao (currently on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit), the Gray Center has hosted hundreds of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers researching and debating constitutional and practical issues related to executive branch governance.