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

"The Energy 202: Mining Agency Hopes You Read Its Website to Comment on Deregulation"

November 02, 2017

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted in The Washington Post about the way a federal mining-safety agency is soliciting comments for regulations.

"The Energy 202: Perry's Power Grid Proposal Nabs Some Union Backing"

October 23, 2017

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted in The Washington Post regarding Rick Perry's plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants.

"Trump's Delay of Foreign Entrepreneur Rule Likely to Face Litigation"

July 11, 2017

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by Bloomberg BNA about the Trump administration's move to delay and repeal the International Entrepreneur Rule.

"How Republicans Botched Their Drug-Test Legislation"

May 25, 2017

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted in Bloomberg about how developing new regulations will be harder now that Congress has eliminated old ones.