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Adam J. White

Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution and Adjunct Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Adam White

Adam J. White is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, and director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, where he also teaches Administrative Law. He writes widely on the administrative state, the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and regulatory policy, with special focus on energy policy and financial regulation. 

He was recently appointed to the Administrative Conference of the United States, a federal advisory board focused on improving federal agencies' practices. He also serves on the leadership council of the American Bar Association's Administrative Law Section; on the executive committee of the Federalist Society's Administrative Law Practice Group; and on the board of directors of LandCAN, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservation on working lands.

His articles appear in The Wall Street JournalThe Weekly StandardCommentary, and other publications, and he is a contributing editor for National AffairsCity Journal, and The New Atlantis. He previously practiced law at Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC and Baker Botts LLP, litigating regulatory and constitutional issues. After graduating from the University of Iowa and Harvard Law School, he clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. 

Education
  • B.B.A. University of Iowa (2001)
  • J.D. Harvard Law School, cum laude (2004)

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Publications and Multimedia
Is Congress Afraid of Power?
Short video featuring Adam White
July 26, 2017
Is the Modern Congress Doing More Harm Than Good? - Event Audio/Video
Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
June 07, 2017
Hillbilly Elegy - Podcast
Practice Groups Podcast
May 04, 2017
Making the Administrative State More Accountable - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
April 11, 2017
Alexander Hamilton on Judicial Independence
Short video featuring Adam White
October 20, 2016
How Should "Administrative Law" Be Taught Today? - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
October 13, 2016
Regulations at the End of the Obama Administration - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
September 23, 2016
The Clean Power Plan Goes to Court - Event Audio/Video
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group
September 15, 2016
Net Neutrality Survives D.C. Circuit Challenge: U.S. Telecom Association v. FCC - Podcast
Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group Podcast
June 20, 2016
Congressional Regulatory Reform Proposals - Event Audio/Video
Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
May 20, 2016
Article III Standing and the Texas Immigration Case - Podcast
Litigation Practice Group Podcast
January 14, 2016
Net Neutrality Goes to Court: U.S. Telecomm Association v. FCC - Podcast
Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group Podcast
December 14, 2015
Overreach in the States - Event Audio/Video
2015 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2015
Net Neutrality Litigation - Podcast
Litigation Practice Group Podcast
October 19, 2015
The Balance of Power: The People v. The State - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
July 16, 2015
Congressional Oversight - Audio/Video
Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
June 24, 2015
The Future of Auer Deference - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
March 19, 2015
Interpreting Federal Regulations
Short video with Adam White discussing Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association
October 07, 2014
Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2014? - Event Audio/Video
Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice Groups
September 24, 2014
Is Administrative Law Unlawful? - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
July 03, 2014
Energy and the Executive: Yucca Mountain and the Separation of Powers - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
August 28, 2013
Dodd-Frank Litigation Update: Amended Complaint - Podcast
Financial Service & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
March 04, 2013
Dodd-Frank - Event Audio/Video
15th Annual Faculty Conference
January 10, 2013
Astrue v. Capato - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 06-29-30 featuring Adam White
June 29, 2012
Astrue v. Capato - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-28-12 featuring Adam White
March 28, 2012