Friday, August 18, 2017
Prof. Kristin E. Hickman Appointed to Administrative Conference of the United States:
Kristin E. Hickman, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and holder of the Harlan Albert Rogers Professorship at the Law School, has been appointed to serve as one of the 40 public members of the Administrative Conference of the United States. The part-time appointment is for a term of two years.
ACUS is an agency of the federal government, charged with convening expert representatives from the public and private sectors to investigate, deliberate, and recommend improvements to administrative process and procedure. ACUS initiatives promote efficiency, participation, and fairness in the promulgation of federal regulations and the administration of federal programs. Its work impacts all three branches of government and is focused on improving government effectiveness through reducing costs and/or increasing revenues, expediting regulatory activities, reducing litigation, improving the use of science, and other strategies.
Hickman, who joined the Law School faculty in 2004, is a leading authority in the fields of tax administration and administrative law. Her articles on these topics have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Duke Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, and Vanderbilt Law Review, among other publications. She also co-authors the Administrative Law Treatise and a casebook on federal administrative law with Richard J. Pierce, Jr. She was honored as the Law School’s Stanley V. Kinyon Tenured Teacher of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year, and she was the Donald C. Alexander Visiting Professor in Tax Law at Harvard Law School for the 2012-13 year.