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

“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.

"Trump Wields Presidential Power on Pipeline, Energy Projects"

April 13, 2019
Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by the Associated Press about Trump's creation of a new decision-making structure for cross-border pipelines.

“Can Progressives Govern?”

February 22, 2019

Richard J. Pierce Jr. writes in The Hill about Amazon's NYC decision and the vote for the compromise spending bill and how they raise the question if progressives can govern.

"Sometimes the Trump Administration Strengthens the Rule of Law"

February 19, 2019

Richard J. Pierce Jr. writes in The Regulatory Review about how the Education Department in the Trump Administration has taken steps towards a legal regime that is consistent with the law.

“NLRB’s Handling of Joint Employer Petitions: Fodder for Lawsuits (1)”

December 10, 2018

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by Bloomberg Law about potential legal challenges to the NLRB's nondisclosure of joint employer petitions.