College of Law

Law Review Symposium

"Attacking and Defending the Administrative State"

Friday, Oct. 20 | 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Law Center, McQuade Law Auditorium

From environmental regulations to student loan forgiveness, recent Supreme Court cases hinged on the Court’s interpretations of the limits of agency power. The symposium panelists will explore the changing contours of the federal administrative apparatus due to action by the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court. The event will feature panels on 1) The Major Questions Doctrine; 2) The Unitary Executive; and 3) Agency Expertise. The symposium intends to educate the public on how the empowerment or disempowerment of government agencies affects all of us. 

The symposium is approved by the Ohio Supreme Court for 3 hours of CLE credit. 

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  • 9 a.m. – Opening Remarks
    • Rebecca Zietlow, interim dean, The University of Toledo College of Law
  • 9:15 a.m. – Keynote 
    • Jack Beermann, Boston University School of Law
  • 9:50 a.m. – Panel 1: The Major Questions Doctrine 
    • Beau Baumann, Yale Law School
    • Natasha Brunstein, The Institute for Policy Integrity
    • Jack Beermann, Boston University School of Law
  • 11 a.m. – Panel 2: The Unitary Executive
    • Jed Shugerman, Boston University School of Law
    • Julian Mortenson, University of Michigan Law School
    • Katharine Jackson, University of Dayton School of Law
  • noon – Lunch  
  • 1:15 p.m. – Panel 3: Agency Expertise
    • Wendy Wagner, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
    • Bijal Shah, Boston College Law School
    • Evan Zoldan, University of Toledo College of Law
  • 2:15 - Closing Remarks

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McQuade Law Auditorium is on the main level of the Law Center — located at 1825 West Rocket Drive, immediately inside the UToledo West Entrance off of Secor Road and south of Bancroft Street. Free guest parking will be available in Parking Areas 12, 12S, and 12W, the lot adjacent to the law school, with no ticketing except for metered, reserved, or handicap spaces.

If you park in an area other than 12, 12S, or 12W, you will need a guest permit which can be obtained at for $5.75/day. Alternatively, you can use the ParkMobile app in most areas on campus which allows you to pay for short term parking.

About the Symposium

The annual Law Review Symposium educates the public on pressing legal issues that impact our government's functions and possibly our daily lives.

Michael Doyle, Law Review Symposium Editor

Last Updated: 9/26/23