Richard J. Pierce

Portrait of Richard J. Pierce, Jr.

Richard J. Pierce

Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law


Office Phone: (202) 994-1549
Fax: (202) 994-5654
2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Professor Pierce is author of over twenty books and 130 articles on administrative law, government regulation, and the effects of various forms of government intervention on the performance of markets. His books and articles have been cited in hundreds of judicial opinions, including over a dozen opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the News

"How a Trump re-election could favor Elon Musk in his fights with U.S. regulators"

NBC News quoted Richard Pierce explaining Musk’s consequences would be lighter due to shared hostility between regulations and regulators.

"'Fisherman’s Blues’ Could Lead Supreme Court to Overturn Chevron"

Bloomberg Law featured Richard Pierce discussing the Chevron case put before the Supreme Court.

"'Latest battleground’: How politics seized the electric grid"

Politico’s E&E News quoted Richard Pierce about the competition between renewable energy and fossil fuels.