Lisa Schultz Bressman, who co-directs Vanderbilt’s Regulatory Program, was among the scholars honored when the American Constitution Society (ACS) announced the winners of its Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition at its annual convention in Washington, D.C. in June.
Columbia Law Professor Peter Strauss won the prestigious ACS Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition with his paper "Overseer, or ‘The Decider’? The President in Administrative Law."
Professor Bressman’s article, "Procedures as Politics in Administrative Law," was one of two articles honored as runners-up for the Cudahy Writing Award; the other was an article by Kristina B. Daugirdas, an attorney-advisor with the Department of State and former law clerk for D.C. Circuit Judge Stephen Williams, addressing "International Delegations and Administrative Law."
The judges for this year’s Cudahy competition were the Honorable David Hamilton, the Honorable Patricia M. Wald, Jeffrey P. Kehne, Allison Zieve, Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Cynthia Farina and William D. Henderson.
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is one of the nation’s leading progressive legal organizations. Its 2008 convention drew nearly 1,000 attendees across the nation and focused on the most important legal and public policy issues that a new administration is likely to face.
Founded in 2001, ACS is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals. The Society’s mission is to ensure that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law.