Aaron L. Nielson

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Associate Professor

430 JRCB

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT 84602

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (39)

1.

Reflections on Seminole Rock: The Past, Present, and Future of Deference to Agency Regulatory Interpretations

Yale Journal of Regulation, Notice & Comment Blog, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2847668, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-41, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2017-38
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 07 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2017
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, University of Washington - School of Law, University of Pittsburgh - School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, George Washington University Law School, Independent, Cato InstituteGeorgetown University, Law Center, University of Michigan Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Florida State University - College of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, New York University School of Law, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School, Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law, University of Dayton School of Law, Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Utah Supreme Court, Columbia University - Law School, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law, Notre Dame Law School, American Enterprise Institute and Office of Legal Counsel
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Administrative Agencies, Seminole Rock, Auer, What Is New in Administrative Law, Deference, Chevron

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The New Qualified Immunity

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 89, pp. 1-65, 2015, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 317, BYU Law Research Paper No. 15-20
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2016
Aaron L. Nielson and Christopher J. Walker
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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constitutional litigation, qualified immunity, Pearson, Saucier, reason giving, administrative law

3.

A Qualified Defense of Qualified Immunity

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 93, pp. 1853-1885, 2018, BYU Law Research Paper No. 18-20, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 447
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2018
Aaron L. Nielson and Christopher J. Walker
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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constitutional litigation, qualified immunity, stare decisis, Pearson, Saucier, reasongiving

4.

Clarence Thomas the Questioner

111 Northwestern University Law Review 1185 (2017), 111 Northwestern University Law Review Online 197 (2017), BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-06
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2021
RonNell Andersen Jones and Aaron L. Nielson
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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United States Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, oral argument, judicial behavior

5.

Qualified Immunity and Federalism

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 109, pp. 229-303, 2020, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 530, BYU Law Research Paper No. 20-02
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 27 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2021
Aaron L. Nielson and Christopher J. Walker
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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qualified immunity, federalism, stare decisis, Section 1983, civil rights, constitutional litigation

6.

A(nother) New Plan for Clerkship Hiring

Judicature, Volume 102, Number 2, Summer 2018, 70-75, BYU Law Research Paper No. 18-08
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Aug 2018
Diane P. Wood and Aaron L. Nielson
University of Chicago Law School and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 451 (90,843)

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Law clerk, Clerkship, Federal clerkship, Clerkship hiring, Federal judges law clerk hiring plan, Law student hiring, Federal law clerk

7.

Chevron Step One-and-a-Half

84 University of Chicago Law Review 757 (2017), U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 602, BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-07
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 16 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2018
Daniel J. Hemel and Aaron L. Nielson
New York University School of Law and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 428 (96,572)

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Chevron, administrative law, statutory interpretation, D.C. Circuit

8.

In Defense of Formal Rulemaking

75 Ohio State Law Journal 237
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2015
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Rulemaking, administrative law,formal rulemaking, Florida East Coast Railway, What is formal rulemaking, Why use formal rulemaking, Latest scholarship on formal rulemaking, The future of formal rulemaking, On the record

9.

Strategic Immunity

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 66, pp. 55-122, 2016, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 339, BYU Law Research Paper No. 16-13
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 13 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2016
Aaron L. Nielson and Christopher J. Walker
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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constitutional litigation, qualified immunity, discretion, strategic behavior, administrative law, delegation

10.

Congress's Anti-Removal Power

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 76, Forthcoming 2023, BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-25, Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 662, C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State Research Paper No. 21-46
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 26 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2022
Aaron L. Nielson and Christopher J. Walker
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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administrative law, independent agencies, Humphrey's Executor, removal restrictions, Appointments Clause, Congress

11.

Narrowing Chevron’s Domain

70 Duke Law Journal 931 (2021), BYU Law Research Paper No. 20-07
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 02 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2021
Kristin E. Hickman and Aaron L. Nielson
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 360 (117,616)

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Chevron, Mead, Skidmore, administrative law, rulemaking, deference

12.

Beyond Seminole Rock

105 Georgetown Law Journal 943 (2017), BYU Law Research Paper No. 16-22
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 15 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Administrative Agencies, Seminole Rock, Stare Decisis, What Is New in Administrative Law

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Confessions of an 'Anti-Administrativist'

131 Harvard Law Review Forum 1 (2017), BYU Law Research Paper 17-28
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 14 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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administrative law, what's new in administrative law, administrative state, anti-administrativist

14.

Sticky Regulations

85 University of Chicago Law Review 85 (2018), BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-11
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 13 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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What Is New in Administrative Law, Administrative Law, Rules, Ossification

15.

Visualizing Change in Administrative Law

49 Georgia Law Review 757 (2015), BYU Law Research Paper No. 15-14
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 223 (191,538)
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Administrative law, Future administrative law, What is the future of administrative law, How will administrative law change in the future

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The Future of Federal Law Clerk Hiring

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2015
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Law clerk, Clerkship, Federal clerkship, Clerkship hiring, Federal judges law clerk hiring plan, Law student hiring, Federal law clerk, Law student interview, Clerkship interview, How do I become a federal law clerk, Tips on getting a federal law clerkship

17.

The Future of Chevron Deference

70 Duke Law Journal 1015 (2021), BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-03
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2021
Kristin E. Hickman and Aaron L. Nielson
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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administrative law, Chevron, deference, Supreme Court, rulemaking,

18.

Gaming Certiorari

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 170, 2022 (Forthcoming), BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-29
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 20 Dec 2021
Aaron L. Nielson and Paul J. Stancil
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Supreme Court, certiorari, game theory, review, shadow docket, transaction costs

19.

The Minor Questions Doctrine

169 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1181 (2021), BYU Law Research Paper No. 20-21
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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administrative law, major questions doctrine, Chevron deference, separation of powers, collective action, policymaking

20.

Waivers, Exemptions, and Prosecutorial Discretion: An Examination of Agency Nonenforcement Practices

Report to the Administrative Conference of the United States (Oct. 31, 2017), BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-27
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 03 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 147 (275,020)
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Administrative Law, What's New in Administrative Law, Regulatory Enforcement, Prosecutorial Discretion, Waivers, Exemptions

21.

Qualified Immunity's 51 Imperfect Solutions

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, pp. 321-346, Vol. 17, 2022, BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-23, Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 661
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 09 May 2022
Aaron L. Nielson and Christopher J. Walker
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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qualified immunity, federalism, Section 1983, civil rights, constitutional litigation

22.

Three Wrong Turns in Agency Adjudication

28 George Mason Law Review 657 (2021), C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State Research Paper No. 21-03, BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-02
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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administrative law, APA, Administrative Procedure Act, agency adjudication, Supreme Court

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Brief of Court-Appointed Amicus Curiae in Collins v. Mnuchin in Support of the Position that the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Structure Does Not Violate the Separation of Powers

BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-01, Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 596
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 07 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2021
Aaron L. Nielson and Christopher J. Walker
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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administrative law, separation of powers, removal power, executive power, conservatorship, for cause, tenure protection

24.

Nonenforcement and the Dangers of Leveraging

Loyola University Chicago, Journal of Regulatory Compliance, Issue 3, pp. 19-29 (2018), BYU Law Research Paper No. 18-04
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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nonenforcement, leveraging, administrative law, what's new in administrative law

25.

Optimal Ossification

86 George Washington Law Review 1209 (2018), BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-30
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Ossification, administrative law, what's new in administrative law

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D.C. Circuit Review--Reviewed: An Examination of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment, BYU Law Research Paper No. 20-20
Number of pages: 1226 Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 112 (336,715)

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Administrative law, D.C. Circuit, judicial nominees, adjudication, federal courts

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Reflections on the End of the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan

112 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 22 (2013)
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2015
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 91 (385,380)

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Law clerk, Clerkship, Federal clerkship, Clerkship hiring, Federal judges law clerk hiring plan, Law student hiring, Federal law clerk, Law student interview, Clerkship interview, How do I become a federal law clerk, Tips on getting a federal law clerkshi

28.

Cf. Auer v. Robbins

21 Texas Review of Law & Politics 303 (2017), BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-14
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 12 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Seminole Rock, Chevron, deference to administrative agencies, Antonin Scalia, administrative law

29.

Erie as Nondelegation

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 72, No. 2, p. 239, 2011
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 08 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2015
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Erie, Erie doctrine, Nondelegation, Alien Tort Statute, Sherman Act, What is the Erie doctrine, Why is the Erie doctrine correct, What is the constitutional basis of the Erie doctrine

30.

How Agencies Choose Whether to Enforce the Law: A Preliminary Investigation

93 Notre Dame Law Review 1517 (2018), BYU Law Research Paper No. 18-06
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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administrative law, what's new in administrative law, enforcement decisions, prosecutorial discretion

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Three Views of the Administrative State: Lessons from Collins v. Yellen

2020-2021 Cato Supreme Court Review 141 (2021) , BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-21
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Oct 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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administrative law, administrative state, removal, housing, federal power, president, separation of powers, White House, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Supreme Court

32.

The Policing of Prosecutors: More Lessons from Administrative Law?

123 Dickinson Law Review 713 (2019), BYU Law Research Paper No. 19-13
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 31 May 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2019
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Administrative Law, Prosecutorial Discretion, Agencies, Discretionary Authority, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law

33.

What Happens If the FTC Becomes a Serious Rulemaker?

In FTC's Rᴜʟᴇᴍᴀᴋɪɴɢ Aᴜᴛʜᴏʀɪᴛʏ (Concurrences 2022) (Forthcoming), BYU Law Research Paper No. 22-13
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Apr 2022
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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administrative law, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, rulemaking, ossification, policy, White House, Administrative Procedure Act, APA

34.

Deconstruction (Not Destruction)

150(3) Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 143-154 (Spring 2021), BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-18
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Jun 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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administrative law, administrative state, deconstruction

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Sticky Regulations and N̶e̶t̶ ̶N̶e̶u̶t̶r̶a̶l̶i̶t̶y̶ Restoring Internet Freedom

71 Hastings Law Journal 1207 (2020), BYU Law Research Paper No. 20-06
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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administrative law, stability, net neutrality, internet regulation, Congress

36.

Hiding Nondelegation in Mouseholes

62 Administrative Law Review 19 (2010), BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-27
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 Dec 2021
Jacob Loshin and Aaron L. Nielson
Yale Law School and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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administrative law, nondelegation, Chevron, deference, textualism

37.

Civil Rights Litigation in the Lower Courts: The Justice Barrett Edition

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming, BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-30
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Dec 2021
Aaron L. Nielson and Paul J. Stancil
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Supreme Court, judicial review, certiorari, qualified immunity, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, game theory, civil rights litigation

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Rethinking Formal Rulemaking

MERCATUS RESEARCH
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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The Death of the Supreme Court's Certified Question Jurisdiction

59 Catholic University Law Review 483 (2010), BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-28
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Dec 2021
Aaron L. Nielson
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Supreme Court, SCOTUS, certified question, certification, federal courts

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 42
1.

How Agencies Communicate

Yale Journal on Regulation, Notice & Comment Blog
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Mar 2018
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, University of Washington School of Law, University of Washington - School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, University of Iowa - College of Law, Yale University - Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law, University of Michigan Law School and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Administrative Law, Administrative Guidance, Communication, Deference, Regulations, Notice-and-Comment, Rulemaking, Examples