Confessions of an 'Anti-Administrativist'

131 Harvard Law Review Forum, 2017

BYU Law Research Paper 17-28

13 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2017 Last revised: 27 Jan 2018

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Aaron Nielson

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Date Written: November 10, 2017


This short essay responds to Gillian E. Metzger, The Supreme Court, 2016 Term — Foreword: 1930s Redux: The Administrative State Under Siege, 131 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (2017). There are good reasons to express skepticism about certain aspects of today's administrative state. The truth is that the administrative state is a work in progress and sometimes loses its way. We should not be reluctant to say so.

Keywords: administrative law, what's new in administrative law, administrative state, anti-administrativist

JEL Classification: K23

Suggested Citation

Nielson, Aaron, Confessions of an 'Anti-Administrativist' (November 10, 2017). 131 Harvard Law Review Forum, 2017; BYU Law Research Paper 17-28. Available at SSRN:

Aaron Nielson (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

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Brigham Young University
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