Richard J. Pierce, Jr.

Portrait of Richard J. Pierce, Jr.
Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

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.

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BS, Lehigh University; JD, University of Virginia

In the News

"Federal Labor Board Used Flawed Data to Back Union Election Rule"

December 05, 2019

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by Bloomberg Law on how the agency should consider restarting the election rulemaking effort from scratch.

"The Obscure—But Crucial—Rules the Trump Administration Has Sought to Corrupt"

December 04, 2019

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by The Atlantic on how the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has been using faulty economic logic.

"Declaring a Presidential Emergency on the Climate Is a Dangerous Idea"

November 24, 2019

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by HuffPost about the dangers of a president taking action on an emergency basis.

"Deregulation Window Closing 17 Months Before Trump Term Ends"

August 14, 2019

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by Bloomberg Government on the likelihood of the Trump administration's deregulation policy being enacted.

“Democrats Should Not Jeopardize 2020 Victory With Impeachment’’

May 29, 2019

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. writes for The Hill about why the House should focus on the 2020 election instead of impeachment.