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Gubler presents paper at Notre Dame

September 26, 2013

Zachary Gubler, associate professor in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, recently presented a paper at the University of Notre Dame Law School’s Law and Economics Colloquium on Sept. 9.

The paper, “Experimental Rules,” explores why administrative agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, rarely adopt a trial and error approach to lawmaking.

Gubler said he believes adjusting the way courts review such rules on appeal can encourage greater experimentation in lawmaking.

The colloquium is part of a series that was modeled after similar workshops at the University of Chicago Law School and Harvard Law School. Other speakers in the series included University of Chicago law professor Lisa Bernstein, University of Miami law professor Fred McChesney and Frank McIntyre, assistant professor at Rutgers Business School.

Gubler joined the ASU law faculty in 2011 after having spent two years at Harvard Law School as a Climenko Fellow. Prior to transitioning to the academy, he served as a law clerk for Judge Richard C. Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and worked as a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. Gubler graduated in 2005 from Harvard Law School, where he served as an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review.