The Veterans Appeals Process: A Case of Administrative Crisis and Possible Reforms

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

8:30 – 9:30  AM – Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 9:35  AM – Welcome

Adam White, Assistant Professor of Law and Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

9:35 – 10:05  AM – Opening Remarks

James D. Ridgway, Of Counsel, Bergmann & Moore; and Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University School of Law

10:05 – 11:20 AM – Panel 1: A Process in Need of Reform

Phillip Carter, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
Daniel E. Ho, William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science, Stanford University; and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
David Marcus, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Gerald Ray, former Administrative Appeals Judge, Deputy Executive Director Office of Appellate Operations, Social Security Administration

Moderator: James D. Ridgway, Of Counsel, Bergmann & Moore; and Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University School of Law

11:20 – 11:35 AM – Break

11:35 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch & Keynote Address

The Honorable Mary J. Schoelen, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

12:45 – 1:00 PM – Break

1:00 – 2:15 PM – Panel 2: Judicial Review in a Time of Reconsideration

Brian Griffin, Deputy Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Thomas E. Sullivan, Of Counsel, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Michael J. Wishnie, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law School

Moderator: Adam White, Assistant Professor of Law and Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University



Photos: Michael Zhang/Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University