David M. Friedman Fellow
Academic Year 2009-2010
Richard B. Stewart
Richard B. Stewart is University Professor at New York University, where he directs the Hauser Global Law School Program and the Center on Environmental and Land Use Law. His scholarship and teaching focus on environmental law and policy and administrative law and regulation, including global administrative law and climate change regulation and finance. During 1989-1991 Stewart served as Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he led the prosecution of Exxon for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. He was formerly Chairman and currently serves as Advisory Trustee of Environmental Defense Fund.
The World Trade Organization: Multiple Dimensions Of Global Administrative Law
Professor Stewart will be conducting research for a book on Global Administrative Law (GAL), quite possibly in collaboration with Benedict Kingsbury. Topics include the following: (1) overview of the development of GAL in response to the rise of global regulatory governance; (2) critical examination of the key GAL mechanisms of transparency, participation, reason-giving and review; (3) analysis of the notion of “administration” in global regulatory governance and the implications for adapting domestic administrative law tools to global regulatory decision making; (4) the role of the GAL mechanisms in addressing disregard by global regulatory bodies of weak interests and values in relation to three basic governance strategies for addressing that problem, decisional participation, accountability mechanisms, and other responsiveness-promoting measures; (5) the adoption and role of GAL mechanisms and norms in various types of global administrative bodies performing different types of functions and the decisions of global and domestic courts and tribunals, including the role of GAL in relations between global regulatory bodies and with domestic administrations; (6) conceptual and normative foundations of GAL in relation to regulatory administrative efficacy, rights protection, global rule of law, global and domestic democracy, and global constitutionalism.