Co-Executive Director Mascott to provide commentary on Former WH Counsel Don McGahn’s Sullivan Lecture at the Ohio Statehouse

This program will be submitted for CLE credit.

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Gray Center Co-Executive Director Jennifer Mascott provided response commentary at the 42nd Annual John E. Sullivan Lecture, hosted by Capital University Law School, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

Mascott’s commentary complemented Donald F. McGahn II’s lecture on “Administrative Law: Past, Present, and Future.” McGahn currently works at Jones Day, with the title of Government Regulation Practice Leader. Prior to this, he served as White House Counsel to President Donald J. Trump.

Here was a brief description of the event, provided by Capital University Law School:

Administrative law is at the center of current public law and policy debates.  Historically, Presidential transitions have prompted shifting positions—sometimes, radically—on the Executive Branch and the scope of its powers.  Many members of the U.S. Supreme Court, including some of its newest members, have questioned longstanding administrative law doctrines.  And, in the legal academy and across the judiciary, the emergence of originalism has yielded serious debates over the separation-of-powers concerns implicated by administrative law.

In this lecture, former White House Counsel Don McGahn will survey the themes and developments that have defined administrative law in recent decades.  He will also forecast questions that may be answered—and areas where changes may be most pronounced—in coming years.

The lecture and Mascott’s reponse was from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium.

It was also available online.