Lisa Schultz Bressman is an innovative scholar in administrative law and statutory interpretation. Her most recent work, with Abbe Gluck of Yale Law School, includes an article in two parts discussing the results of the largest empirical study to date of congressional drafting and the implications for statutory interpretation and administrative law. Her prior work attempts to better account for the legal fiction of congressional delegation in statutory interpretation and to reimagine congressional delegation as a genuine feature of judicial deference doctrine. Other work, with former colleague Robert Thompson, challenges the binary distinction between executive-branch and independent agencies, focusing on financial agencies. In addition, Dean Bressman has used insights from positive political theory to elaborate the relationship between administrative procedures and congressional delegation. In several seminal pieces, she has explored the relationship between accountability and arbitrariness in agency action as well as an empirical study done with colleague Michael Vandenbergh on the agency experience with presidential control. She has co-authored, with Vanderbilt colleagues Edward Rubin and Kevin Stack, The Regulatory State, a course book designed to teach statutes and regulations to students, particularly in the first year of law school. Dean Bressman was named associate dean for academic affairs in 2010 and was co-director of Vanderbilt’s Regulatory Program from 2006 to 2010. She joined the Vanderbilt law faculty in 1998 after working in the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice and serving as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge José A. Cabranes when he was Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Connecticut. She was a Roscoe Pound Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School in fall 2008. Dean Bressman teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law I, Government and Religion, and Regulatory State.