Professor Peter L. Strauss to Deliver Keynote Address at University of Cambridge Conference on Future of Public Law
New York, September 12, 2016—Columbia Law School Professor Peter L. Strauss will deliver a keynote address Tuesday, Sept. 13 at a major international conference on public law hosted by the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law in England.
The three-day conference, “The Unity of Public Law?,” will bring together academics, judges, and practitioners from 23 countries around the world to examine—through comparative, doctrinal, institutional, and theoretical lenses—whether public law can or should be conceived as a unified discipline.
Strauss, a world renowned scholar on administrative law, statutory interpretation, and the administrative and regulatory state, will speak about “The Challenges of Fitting Principled Modern Government—a Unified Public Law—to an Eighteenth Century Constitution.”
In addition to a distinguished 45-year teaching career, Strauss has published extensively on issues including rulemaking, separation of powers, and statutory interpretation. He is a longtime editor of the leading casebook on administrative law, Gellhorn and Byse's Administrative Law: Cases and Comments, established by his mentor, Walter Gellhorn.
Columbia Law School celebrated Strauss’ influential scholarship during its daylong Harold Leventhal Memorial Symposium in April 2015.