Past Competition Winners and Judges

The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law

Each year, an esteemed panel of judges chooses winners in the law student and lawyer categories from among numerous submissions that consistently exceed our expectations in quality and originality, and successfully reflect Judge Cudahy’s ongoing legacy of substantive and insightful scholarship on regulatory and administrative law.

The past winners and judges are:

2019 Winners

Lawyer Category:

Faithful Execution and Article II, by Andrew Kent, Ethan J. Leib, and Jed Shugerman, Professors of Law at Fordham University School of Law

Student Category: 

From Czars to Commissars: Centralizing Policymaking Power in the White House, by Parnia Zahedi, J.D. expected 2020, Georgetown University Law Center

2019 Judges

  • Jack M. Beermann, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • The Honorable David Hamilton, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • The Honorable Paul Oetken, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Amy Widman, Deputy Director, National Center for Access to Justice, Fordham Law School
  • Allison M. Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2018

Winners

Judges

  • Jack M. Beermann, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • The Honorable David Hamilton, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • The Honorable Paul Oetken, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Amy Widman, Deputy Director, National Center for Access to Justice, Fordham Law School
  • Allison M. Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2017

Winners

Judges

  • The Honorable Alok Ahuja, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
  • Jack M. Beermann, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • The Honorable Paul Oetken, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Amy Widman, Deputy Director, National Center for Access to Justice, Fordham Law School
  • Allison M. Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2016

Winners

Judges

  • The Honorable Alok Ahuja, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
  • Jack M. Beermann, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • The Honorable Paul Oetken, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Amy Widman, Deputy Director, National Center for Access to Justice, Fordham Law School
  • Allison M. Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2015

Winners

Judges

  • The Honorable Alok Ahuja, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
  • Jack M. Beermann, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • The Honorable Paul Oetken, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Amy Widman, Deputy Director, National Center for Access to Justice, Fordham Law School
  • Allison M. Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2014

Winners

Judges

  • Alejandro Camacho, Professor of Law and Political Science; Director, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, University of California, Irvine
  • The Honorable David Hamilton, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Amy Widman, Deputy Director, National Center for Access to Justice, Fordham Law School
  • Allison M. Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2013

Winners

Judges

  • Lisa Bressman, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Alejandro Camacho, Professor of Law and Political Science; Director, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, University of California, Irvine
  • The Honorable David Hamilton, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • Amanda Cohen Leiter, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Allison M. Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2012

Winners

Judges

  • Alejandro Camacho, Professor of Law and Political Science; Director, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, University of California, Irvine
  • The Honorable David Hamilton, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Lisa Heinzerling, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • Amanda Cohen Leiter, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Allison M. Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2011

Winners

Judges

  • The Honorable David Hamilton, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Lisa Heinzerling, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Jeffrey Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • Gillian Metzger, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Eduardo M. Penalver, Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School
  • Allison Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2010

Winners

Judges

  • Cynthia Farina, Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School
  • The Honorable David Hamilton, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • William D. Henderson, Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • Paul Kim, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Allison Zieve, Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2009

Winners

  • Student Category – Dan Walters, "Litigation-Fostered Bureaucratic Autonomy: Exploring the Institutional Roots of a Post-Chevron Moment in Administrative Law and Politics"
  • Lawyer Category – Elizabeth Magill, "Standing for the Public: A Lost History" (final version, edited for publication in the Virginia Law Review)

Judges

  • Cynthia Farina, Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School
  • The Honorable David Hamilton, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana (1994-2009)
  • William D. Henderson, Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • David Vladeck, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center
  • Allison Zieve, Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group

2008

Winners

Judges

  • Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Cynthia Farina, Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School
  • The Honorable David Hamilton, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana (1994-present)
  • William D. Henderson, Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington
  • Jeffrey P. Kehne, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Magellan Wind
  • The Honorable Patricia M. Wald, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1979-1999)
  • Allison Zieve, Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group