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Administrative Law: A Contemporary Approach, 2d Popper, McKee, Varona, and Harter's Administrative Law: A Contemporary Approach, 2d
By Andrew Popper, Gwendolyn McKee, Anthony Varona and Philip Harter
ISBN 978-0-31425-557-0

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For experienced law faculty and those new to teaching administrative law, this text offers a complete array of the traditional and familiar cases as well as recent decisions in the field, commentary, original case documents, and updates. Cases and supporting materials were edited and organized in a manner compatible with many pedagogical approaches to the teaching of administrative law, and with an eye towards facilitating self-contained, efficient and engaging reading assignments for individual class sessions. The new edition takes full advantage of the interactive casebook format, giving students access to the full text of most principal and note cases, legal scholarship, and select heretofore unavailable underlying agency documentation. There are dozens of new text boxes, new and challenging practice hypotheticals, and a number of important documents reflecting the recent presidential transition. The text includes more materials on adjudication than many administrative law books, including materials on agency intervention and discovery.

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Andrew F. Popper
Andrew F. Popper
For the last 30 years, Andrew F. Popper has been on the faculty of American University, Washington College of Law, teaching Torts, Administrative Law, and seminars in Government Litigation and Advanced Administrative Law. He is the director of the school's integrated curriculum project and liaison to the ABA Section of Administrative Law for the Administrative Law Review. He has received the ABA’s Robert B. McKay Award for Excellence and several university awards for outstanding academic contributions. He was chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and Vice Chair of the ABA Committee on Government Relations, Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. He serves as a site visitor for the ABA and AALS and has participated in the accreditation review of a dozen different law schools.

Professor Popper is the author of more than 100 published books, articles, papers, and public documents. His manuscript, REDISCOVERING LONE PINE, won the 2005 Maryland Writers Association award for mainstream fiction. He recently published a casebook companion to his novel, BORDERING ON MADNESS: AN AMERICAN LAND USE TALE. He has served as a consumer rights advocate and pro bono counsel for the Consumers Union, testified as an expert witness before various Congressional committees, and authored number of amicus curiae briefs before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to his career in legal education, he practiced law in Washington DC.

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Gwendolyn M. McKee
Gwendolyn M. McKee
Gwendolyn M. McKee is a law clerk for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to her clerkship she spent a year in private practice in Washington, DC, specializing in administrative law. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College where she double majored in biology and chemistry. She received her law degree summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, from American University, Washington College of Law, where she also received an outstanding graduate award. While in law school she was an editor of the American University Law Review and a director of the Moot Court program. She has published two law review articles.

Anthony E. Varona
Anthony E. Varona
Anthony E. Varona is a Professor of Law and Director, S.J.D. Program at American University, Washington College of Law. He received his A.B. at Boston College, his J.D. at Boston College Law School, and his LL.M. at Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Varona teaches Contracts, Administrative Law, Media Law, and Introduction to Public Law, and serves as the faculty director of the S.J.D. Program. Before joining the WCL faculty, he was an associate professor of law at Pace Law School in New York. Before that, he served as general counsel and legal director for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay civil rights organization. He built HRC's legal department, directed its legislative, regulatory, and appellate amicus work, launched national law fellow and pro bono attorney programs, and served as counsel to HRC's board of directors and the organization's corporate, educational, and media initiatives.

Professor Varona taught as an adjunct law professor for three years at Georgetown University, and served as a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School. He serves on the board of directors of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), and is a member of the Society of American Law Teachers and the Hispanic Bar Association of Washington. He has served on the boards of the Human Rights Campaign and the Alliance for Justice, was on the New York Advisory Board for the American Constitution Society, was founding chairperson of the AIDS Action Council's Legal Advisory Board, and served as a member of the Judicial Selection Steering Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

Professor Varona practiced communications law at the Washington offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC. He began his legal career as an honors program attorney for the Federal Communications Commission.

Professor Varona's scholarship has included articles concerning civil rights, employment discrimination, hate crimes, and communications law, published in law reviews associated with the College of William & Mary, the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota, and Catholic, Georgetown and Stanford Universities. He has lectured widely on these topics, and has appeared as a legal commentator on CNN, Headline News, Fox News Network, Court TV, MSNBC, and in a variety of major daily newspapers and legal periodicals.

Professor Varona serves on the Faculty Review Board of the Administrative Law Review, and as faculty advisor to the Latino/a Law Students Association (LaLSA) and The Modern American. He was named the Washington College of Law Professor of the Year for 2007, and was profiled by the National Law Journal in May 2000.

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Philip J. Harter
Philip J. Harter
Philip J. Harter, is the Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law the the University of Missouri School of Law. He received his AB at Kenyon College and a Masters and J.D., magna cum laude at the University of Michigan. Professor Harter joined the faculty in 2003 after serving as the Director of the Program on Consensus, Democracy and Governance at Vermont Law School which was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to explore democratic approaches to increasing the role of the private sector in making decisions with public implications.

He was a member of the Honors Program of the US Department of Transportation and then practiced law with the firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC. He served as senior staff attorney for the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1975 to 1977; in 1976 he was co-chair of President Ford's Task Force on the Revision of OSHA Safety Standards. Professor Harter next practiced law from 1977 to 1980 with the Washington office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. From 1980 until 2002 he was a mediator specializing in complex, controversial, multi-party issues involving government policy.

Professor Harter served as chair of the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association in 1995-1996 and was co-chair of the ABA's Task Force on Regulatory Reform in which capacity he represented the ABA in the regulatory reform debates before Congress. He was the official observer for the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice to the Uniform Mediation Act, and the reporter for multi-section committee that developed Standards for Ombuds which were adopted by the ABA. He is the founding chair of the Committee on Collaborative Governance of the Administrative Law Section. He was formerly the Chair of the Environment and Public Policy Committee and a member of the nominating committee of the Section of Dispute Resolution of the ABA.

Professor Harter has been a pioneer in both the theory and practice of the use of consensus and other forms of dispute resolution involving governmental agencies. His article Negotiating Regulations: A Cure for Malaise formed the theoretical basis for negotiated rulemaking and has served as the foundation for the subsequent practice. His writing also formed the basis of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act.

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit appointed him as a mediator to assist the court in the resolution of its cases. His awards include the Federal Bar Association's prestigious Gellhorn Award for "improving the fairness and efficiency of the administrative process" and the Center for Public Resources' for "outstanding achievement for excellence and innovation in alternative dispute resolution." He is listed in Who's Who in America.

He has taught Administrative Law for 30 years at The American University, the University of Maryland, and Vermont Law School. He has taught Public Policy Dispute Resolution for 17 years at Vermont Law School. He has taught at the University of Paris II, Humboldt University in Berlin, and the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.

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