Professor Freeman is a leading scholar of administrative law and regulation and one of the most cited public law scholars nationally. She writes at the intersection of administrative law and environmental law. Freeman teaches the upper-level Administrative Law course at Harvard, along with Environmental Law, Climate and Energy law, and the first-year course in Legislation and Regulation (a course she helped to design for the Harvard Law curriculum). Freeman has published extensively on topics in administrative law including public-private collaboration in the regulatory process, agency rulemaking, inter-agency coordination, judicial deference, and executive authority to adapt old laws to new problems. Recently, she has written with her Harvard law colleague Matthew Stephenson about the strategic potential of the Congressional Review Act to prevent regulatory rollbacks of environmental and other rules, and of the democracy-eroding impact of the Supreme Court’s “major questions” doctrine, announced in the West Virginia case limiting EPA’s greenhouse gas standards for power plants. Freeman was a long-time co-author of a leading Administrative Law casebook, and has been a member of the Harvard Law School’s nationally renowned public law faculty since 2005.

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