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Studying Administrative Law: A Methodology for, and Report on, New Empirical Research

By E. Donald Elliott


This article reports on an empirical study of some broad trends infederal administrative law that was recently concluded. Althoughthe complete study is published elsewhere, we also report our findingshere for two reasons. First, we hope to broaden the audience for thisresearch, especially among practicing administrative lawyers. We believethat the study provides some important and intriguing new perspectiveson a number of issues: the changing style of appellate decisionsin administrative law; the evolution of administrative law since the mid-1960s; the patterns of remands to administrative agencies; and theeffects of the Supreme Court\u27s Chevron decision. Second, we wish tocall particular attention to the methodology of our study in the hopethat other researchers will use it to probe additional questions of interestto administrative lawyers and scholars

Topics: Law
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 1990
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