Administrative Law Symposium

Automating the Administrative State

52nd Annual Administrative Law Symposium
Duke Law Jounral
February 12, 2022
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/duke-law-journal-52nd-annual-administrative-symposium-tickets-245926020347

Schedule

    1.    Welcome (11:00 – 11:05 ET/8:00 – 8:05 PT)

    2.    Introductory Keynote: Cass Sunstein (11:05 – 11:35 ET/8:05 – 8:35 PT)

    3.    Break (11:35 – 11:45 ET/8:05 – 8:45 PT)

    4.    Session 1: AI & Administrative Efficiency, Equity, and Empathy (11:45 – 1:00 ET/8:45 – 10:00 PT)

This panel will discuss the impact of automation on agency efficiency and fairness. Participants will explore what is gained and lost by augmenting or replacing human judgment with algorithmic decision-making.

Panelists:
    Sofia Ranchordas (Groningen Law/Yale Law)
    Ifeoma Ajunwa (UNC Law)
    Kristin Johnson (Emory Law)
    Thibault Schrepel (Utrecht Law/Stanford Law)

Moderator:
    David Freeman Engstrom (Stanford Law)

    5.    Break (1:00 – 1:15 ET/10:00 – 10:15 PT)

    6.    Session 2: Algorithmic Opacity and Democratic Accountability (1:15 – 2:30 ET/10:15 – 11:30 PT)

This panel will analyze the impact of algorithmic opacity and explainability on agency transparency, public participation in the democratic process, and the legitimacy and accountability of administrative agencies.

Panelists:
    Ryan Calo (U. of Washington Law)
    Catherine Sharkey (NYU Law)
    Hannah Bloch-Wehba (Texas A&M Law)
    Jennifer Raso (U. of Alberta Law)

Moderator:
    Ed Felton (Princeton)

    7.    Break (2:30 – 2:45 ET/11:30 – 11:45 PT)

    8.    Session 3: Governance Through Public-Private AI Partnerships (2:45 – 4:00 ET/11:45 – 1:00 PT)

This panel will explore the role of public-private partnerships in the development of algorithms used for public governance. Participants will discuss conflicts of interest and the impact of privately developed algorithms on agency expertise.

Panelists:
    Alicia Solow-Niederman (Harvard Law)
    Cary Coglianese (UPenn)
    Mason Marks (U. of New Hampshire Law/Harvard Law)
    To be determined (Duke Law)

Moderator:
    Arti Rai (Duke Law)

    7.    Concluding Remarks (4:00 – 4:10 ET/1:00 – 1:10 PT)

Administrative Law Symposium

Automating the Administrative State

52nd Annual Administrative Law Symposium
Duke Law Jounral
February 12, 2022
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/duke-law-journal-52nd-annual-administrative-symposium-tickets-245926020347

Schedule

    1.    Welcome (11:00 – 11:05 ET/8:00 – 8:05 PT)

    2.    Introductory Keynote: Cass Sunstein (11:05 – 11:35 ET/8:05 – 8:35 PT)

    3.    Break (11:35 – 11:45 ET/8:05 – 8:45 PT)

    4.    Session 1: AI & Administrative Efficiency, Equity, and Empathy (11:45 – 1:00 ET/8:45 – 10:00 PT)

This panel will discuss the impact of automation on agency efficiency and fairness. Participants will explore what is gained and lost by augmenting or replacing human judgment with algorithmic decision-making.

Panelists:
    Sofia Ranchordas (Groningen Law/Yale Law)
    Ifeoma Ajunwa (UNC Law)
    Kristin Johnson (Emory Law)
    Thibault Schrepel (Utrecht Law/Stanford Law)

Moderator:
    David Freeman Engstrom (Stanford Law)

    5.    Break (1:00 – 1:15 ET/10:00 – 10:15 PT)

    6.    Session 2: Algorithmic Opacity and Democratic Accountability (1:15 – 2:30 ET/10:15 – 11:30 PT)

This panel will analyze the impact of algorithmic opacity and explainability on agency transparency, public participation in the democratic process, and the legitimacy and accountability of administrative agencies.

Panelists:
    Ryan Calo (U. of Washington Law)
    Catherine Sharkey (NYU Law)
    Hannah Bloch-Wehba (Texas A&M Law)
    Jennifer Raso (U. of Alberta Law)

Moderator:
    Ed Felton (Princeton)

    7.    Break (2:30 – 2:45 ET/11:30 – 11:45 PT)

    8.    Session 3: Governance Through Public-Private AI Partnerships (2:45 – 4:00 ET/11:45 – 1:00 PT)

This panel will explore the role of public-private partnerships in the development of algorithms used for public governance. Participants will discuss conflicts of interest and the impact of privately developed algorithms on agency expertise.

Panelists:
    Alicia Solow-Niederman (Harvard Law)
    Cary Coglianese (UPenn)
    Mason Marks (U. of New Hampshire Law/Harvard Law)
    To be determined (Duke Law)

Moderator:
    Arti Rai (Duke Law)

    7.    Concluding Remarks (4:00 – 4:10 ET/1:00 – 1:10 PT)